The internet is a vast network of computers that connects many of the world’s businesses, institutions, and individuals. It allows millions of people throughout the world to send and receive messages to each other, share information, and play games (Naughton 4). It was initially designed to aid the government and help people expand academically, but it is now becoming more commercialized and used in ways that it was not made for.
Like the invention of the printing press before it, the Internet is a technology capable of changing the way the world functions by releasing information to the masses. Prior to Gutenberg's printing press, only a select few had access to the Bible. This monopoly of information allowed a small group to exploit and abuse the masses through the process of nondisclosure. In the same way that the printing press liberated millions from religious tyranny, the Internet has the ability to further empower a new generation in many areas by increasing the accessibility of information. The possibilities for low cost, widespread education are boundless. The applications for business are endless. The opportunities for consumers to gain new and better ways of shopping are becoming apparent. All of these goals can be realized through the constructive use of the Internet.
...the internet is more of a blessing with it a whole lot of advantages. However, more than once it has proven to have with itself its own package of evils. Writer after writer, they have given scathing reports as to the way it has affected the society’s behavior in more than one negative way. It is thus safe that the society as we know it today could easily have had its attributes to internet be they positive or negative aspects. What thus is reality is that the internet can only be deemed as a necessary evil and as such, despite its wide usage, man and the society at large should be vigilant not to let off their guard on the negative usage of the internet.
...s are trends that may just be indicators of somethings worse that lies ahead. As we have seen in Asia, the internet can be a powerful tool that can be abused by corrupt governments to force their people to think alike. The internet, although it may be very useful in accumulating information, creates uniformity among the public and shapes the way we act. The vast number of people contributing to the internet has created a global community. However, the online society is crossing over to reality: becoming a driving force behind the cultural change of the public. What has resulted is a one-sided, totalitarian society that mirrors George Orwell’s nightmare from 1984. In the future, the internet will continue to be a new challenge that society will constantly battle. While facing these challenges, we need to keep in mind the warnings presented in 1984 by George Orwell.
With the invention of the computer came the invention of the internet. That invention of the internet has changed our entire lives and will entire to continue to change our lives. The internet is not always entirely good, but with the availability of information and the newfound ease of communication most do not often think of the internet as troublesome. While some find certain aspects of the newest technology harmful, others appreciate the technology and use it to uncover new leaves.
Many people believe the Internet has become the World’s Emancipation Proclamation. They believe that this newfound cyber-freedom will free countless generations of people. These people will be of every race, creed and color, whose lives, up until now, have been restrained by the paradigm of governments. Whether it is the United States Government, or the government of a foreign nation, the Internet will be our new Underground Railroad of cyberspace.
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The article begins by discussing how the Internet is a popular resource used today for about anything. The result of this, society is becoming too dependant upon this resource. For example, we use to fasten work productivity, read quicker, and in writing. The article also states that technology is becoming a huge distraction to our lives. Traditional media feels forced to live up to the expectation that today’s viewers have of all things being a "shortcut". Society’s becoming too use to the ability of accessing information quickly and conveniently. According to the article, technology is becoming way more
The Matrix specifically shows how advanced technology such as artificial intelligence (A.I.) may one day get out of the control of the people and become a dangerous enemy to mankind. It turns out that in the movie people believe that they are living normal lives in the 90's as common businessmen and families as we do today, when in reality the time is later in the 21st century and people are hooked up to machines in pods where they are merely interpreting electrical signals which tells them that the they are alive in the 90's. They call this set up The Matrix. The artificial intelligence machines put these people in these pods for their whole lives where they never use a muscle in their body; they only think that they are moving and living normal lives.The reason why the artificial intelligence machines put people into pods is because the sky is scorched and there is no source of electricity, so the A.I. units found an alternate source of energy: humans.
In our society, there has been a revolution which competes that of the industrial revolution. It is called technological revolution. At the top of the technological revolution is what we call, the Internet. In the following report we will be discussing about what the internet is about in general and how it might be in the future, why it is necessary in our everyday lives, and why has it become so important to everyone (i.e. companies, individuals ).