Post by Caesar Roberto on Jul 22, 2018 4:39:05 GMT
I believe it has. While it's a great source of information and media, and online gaming is great, I think the downsides are pretty bad that we should start to consider whether we would be better off without it, as great as it is.
It has made people stupider, meaner and lazier. And it gives paedos and would-be terrorists an avenue to find eachother and share their evil ways. It also gives bullies an avenue to be mean to people for no reason in complete anonymity with no consequences.
Post by schicklgruber on Jul 22, 2018 14:02:00 GMT
At first it seemed like Brave New World. The first and ONLY time in the history of humanity that the average schmoo had access to real, true free speech to say whatever the hell they wanted, printed in cyberspace for all to see.
Then slowly but surely the corporate meatball began to creep in spreading it's evil tentacles of hatred and censorship enacting various leveling mechanisms in an attempt to monetize the internet.
Now we have this - perverse spectacle of human foibles and mental masturbation.
I think the benefit has outweighed the harm. I agree that it has made people in general lazier, but NOT stupider or meaner. If it seems people are meaner, it is because the anonymity gives people the ability to express mean spirited thoughts that they surely would still have without the internet. As for pedos, I say the internet has actually made a great improvement as sexual predators are now easier to catch.
No. Certainly there is a bad side. But I think the good outweighs the bad.
Mostly we tend to dwell on the bad things … what do you feel is the "good" in the internet?
Not intended as an argument … just a question to perhaps get some positive dialoguing going !
Supposedly, the number one most important reason we (humans) are the superior species is communication. The Internet allows us to communicate, share information, ideas, opinions, etc. more effectively and efficiently.
One reason technology and life are progressing more quickly than ever before is the Internet. It will allow us to achieve more, faster than ever before in human history.