The internet has changed how we do almost everything. It’s not just the way we buy things or find information, but also the way we communicate, get news and entertainment, and even have relationships with each other. Most of us are used to having constant access to the internet at our fingertips 24/7; but what if that wasn’t true? What would our lives look like if we had no access to the web?
The internet is a wonderful thing, but we shouldn’t rely on it for everything.
Let’s take a look at some of the ways in which the internet has helped us and how it has hurt us.
The Internet Helps Us…
Keeping in touch with friends and relatives who are far away. We can see their photos, read their updates, watch their videos and even talk to them through Skype or FaceTime.
Shopping from our homes using websites like Amazon or eBay and have packages delivered right to our front doorsteps without having to leave home!
Learning about any subject we want by searching online for free sources of information such as Wikipedia articles or YouTube videos that explain different subjects thoroughly enough so that most people understand what they’re reading/watching before moving onto another topic entirely (this makes learning fun!).
The Internet has hurt Us…
With the invention of the internet, people now have access to a virtually endless source of information and content. However, this has not always been a good thing. The internet has become so pervasive that it is now impossible to avoid it completely. This has resulted in people being even more isolated from one another because they are spending more time online than ever before.
The internet also allows for an increase in cyberbullying and online trolls. A troll is someone who seeks out others online for the sole purpose of harassing them or making fun of them because of their race or religion (e.g., “I hope you die”). Trolls can be found on any social media platform as well as within online video games.
Finally, computers are becoming more vulnerable to viruses due to the increase in connectivity between devices like smartphones and laptops/desktops which allows hackers easier access into your device(s).
The internet is great, and we should never take it for granted. But if we’re going to rely on it for everything, we need to be prepared in case something goes wrong. If you don’t have any internet access, what will you do? Can you still get the information that you need? How can we make sure that these days are not only a thing of the past but also an opportunity to build better systems in our society?