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Are humans becoming increasingly unintelligent due to technology That question sparked the inspiration for the article The Difference Engine Rewiring the brain An author by the named NV wrote the piece and published it August 6th 2010 published in Los Angeles While the article appears to have no true thesis its main idea is expressed through one simple question are we getting dumber due to the increase in technology This article displays both credible and emotional reasoning to accurately argue that the Internet is responsible for the downfall of the current generations intelligence Ultimately appealing to ones logic and emotion makes for a quality argument This piece effectively displays the use of all three As far as rhetoric used this piece relies heavily on ethos and logos but very little on pathos However some aspects of the article do appeal to emotion For example the piece goes into great detail when comparing America with other countries and states the United States is lacking when it comes to education Many people think of The United States as the best country in the world however the education is severely lacking according to this article It states that America is severely dumbed down and believes our nations youth is poorly served The article also refers to this generation as fools and it may certainly strike a nerve Being referred to as fools may cause an emotional reatction In reality however technology proves not always to blame for the anti-intellectualism This generation is supplied with so much technology available at its fingertips but whether or not they choose to take advantage of it in a positive way proves the real question Moreover ethos is heavily relied on throughout the article For the article to be credible it must contain ethos Other than being a published piece from The Economist the author credits several notable people and
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