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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Internet and Our Society H1

The internet is a whole new world emerging at the conclusion of the 20th century. Everyday, the Internet expands by the social, political, and economic activities of people all over the world, and has impacted political and business growth exponentially. In this new world there is no geographical separation and there are no borders, and all people are encouraged to participate and contribute drawing on their experiences and resources. In cyberspace, actions and reactions are essentially instantaneous, and this is why the Internet is so gratifying and attractive. This is why it has impacted our society in almost all areas of human endeavor. This being said, the internet also has its downsides. Through its continued use, people have become more introverted and less sociable face-to-face because they have grown accustomed to communicating through their devices. As a result, we are becoming more and more disconnected from one another as we continue to grow more connected with the internet and our new technologies.

3 comments:

  1. I agree with both sides of your statement. I do not think the solution to this is to get rid of the use of mobile devices as many people do though. I think people just need to learn how to use them responsibly.

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  2. While the instant gratification is nice, it can also become addictive. I have seen some peers that used to be outgoing become addicted to their phones, and it is kind of sad, so the instant gratification can also be a downside.

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  3. I somewhat agree with you, but at the same time I do not. I seem to be the only one in this class who is very pro-technology. I think that we get too many great things from technology to put a hush on certain things like phones. With these phones comes great medical and safety improvements. I think that we need to take a little bit of the bad to get the lot of good.

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