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Imagine you wake up in the morning take a shower and start gettingready to go to work You pull out your phone to check the weather youwant to know if its going to be raining or just cold just to find outthere is no Internet so what should you wear Now imagine you get homefrom work and you remember you forgot to tell your boss you will not beattending next meeting because you have a dentist appointment So youdecide to email him you turn on your computer and you notice yourcomputer cannot connect to the Internet and you freak out Now imagine awhole week without Internet or worst a whole month I bet a huge amountof people will go crazy The Internet is so adhered to our dailyactivities that it presents a big part of our livesIn the article The Information A Critic at Large Adam GopnikanAmerican writer best know as a staff writer for The New Yorker pointsout the immense discussion about whether the Internet is helping usevolve into a more civilized and literate society or if its decreasingpeoples ability to cogitate while damaging their brains He thenintroduces us to what he believes are the three sides to this broaddebate surrounding the Internet The Never-Better theBetter-Nevers and the Ever-WasersGopnik presents the Never-Betters as a bunch of people that believethey live in wonderland where the Internet is the revolutionarytechnology that will bring humanity to nirvana A nirvana wereinformation will free us from our ignorance and turn our civilizationinto a democratic society were the Internet will amplify our cognitiveabilities to a never-ending horizon Gopnik indicates that Clay Shirkya professor at NYU author of cognitive Surplus thinks we are on thecrest of an ever-surging wave of democratized information Gopnik alsostates that Shirky believes that this democratic era will liberate usfrom our limitations Gopniks hopes are with the Never Betters buthe admits that he does not give credit to the past technologies like theGutenberg printing press for
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