Because we “see” so much via cellphone/computer connectivity, do we really *know* more? Discuss as fully as you can, referencing the text in your analysis. What would Marshall McLuhan say? Are We Truly Knowledgeable Through Cellphone and Computer Connectivity?

Are We Truly Knowledgeable Through Cellphone and Computer Connectivity?

In today’s world, we are constantly connected to our devices, computers, and phones that allow us to “see” the world around us. With this connectivity, however, do we really know more? According to Marshall McLuhan, a pioneer of media studies, “the medium is the message,” meaning that “the form of a medium embeds itself in the message, creating a symbiotic relationship by which the medium influences how the message is perceived” (McLuhan & McLuhan, 2019, p. 8). McLuhan believed that the medium of communication is almost as important, if not more important, than the message itself. In this case, the medium of communication is our cellphones and computers. Though we are able to “see” more than ever before, the type of knowledge we are gaining is limited by the technology that we use to access it (McLuhan & McLuhan, 2019, p. 8). With the rise of social media and the internet, we are exposed to more information than ever before. However, this does not necessarily mean that we are gaining a greater depth of knowledge. The information we view on our screens is often shallow and superficial… Cont…

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