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All Things Considered: Author of ‘The Shallows’, Nicholas Carr

In an interview NPR’s All Things Considered, Nicholas Carr describes some of the findings published in his book The Shallows, which he was inspired to write after observing his own ability to concentrate and think deeply starting to wane in relation to all the time he spent on the Internet.

He notes that the reading and info processing styles encouraged on the web do help us to practice multi-tasking, but at what cost?  What have you noticed about your own ability to sit, read deeply, and carefully contemplate a long and complex piece of information?  Is the age of truly deep wisdom coming to an end?