The internet a glorious tool of the 21th century. I use it for everything, from simply a question to just finding the nearest McDonald’s. Most of my time is spent on the most mainstream sites known as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. It’s a fascinating place extensive on knowledge. I can do anything in there, from just learning to do things like knowing how to cook to finding out things I didn’t know about, for example: How does Earth orbit around the sun? (give it a search, it’s quite interesting to read).
After I search for a simple question, answers start to pop up. It gives me everything on the subject, subtopics like: Who discovered this? When was it discovered? How does it work? In the most simplest terms, the internet is the most amazing thing humanity has ever created. We use it for everything, however, have you ever thought it’s impact on your life and the impact in all the other general aspects?, let me give you a interesting read on the subject.
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The internet, humanity’s ally or its biggest threat? YOU decide which is which.
The internet’s impact on my life is one of mixed opinions and emotions . On one side, it’s the greatest thing that has ever occurred on history, but it’s consequences… not so much. It has been a debate whether the internet is good or bad, and it’s actually both. In my experience, too much of something is bad for you and too little of something is also bad. In this information age, most of the entirety of the world is connected and the bombardment of information is daily, at such an extent that I can say that with every minute that passes there’s something new on the internet.
Mostly, YouTube for entertainment, Facebook and Twitter for reading take the top list of my compromised time in the internet; without realizing this takes at least one or two hours of my day. For example, when I wake up, nowadays if there’s nothing to do I simply reach my phone and repeat the pattern of entering all kinds of social media platforms. This time, I use it for longer periods of time, which because of that I lose the whole day on my phone… and that is bad.
1- Physical inactivity: It has been identified has the fourth leading risk factor for global mortality. See more of this down below.
2- Unproductive: When you spend 24 hours with very little breaks on nothing either than the back and forth of the same social media platforms, you have a problem. We become so docile that if we can’t find anything to do we always go to the internet and literally spend hours upon hours, which is bad for our health too.
3- Wasting your time on stuff that does not compose anything in your life: 99.9% of the time we waste our time liking, commenting and sharing photos, videos and posts at the end of the day not all compose something significant in your life.
And now that we know the cons’, let see the pros’ of being active in the internet.
1-Search-ability of ANYTHING: It’s amazing the amount of information you get from just a simple word. I have searched everything from job applications to things related to physics. Furthermore, in this modern era everything revolts around the internet.
2-It’s a tool for YOUR future: Back in the day, if you wanted to work or study in a University you needed to go the library or search the yellow pages. With the internet, you can do this in a week. You can search what you like! Things such as jobs, colleges that offer what you want and if certain jobs will still be good professions in the next 4 years.
3-Internet=Evolution: It’s my personal opinion that the web will substitute everything in daily lives. Such things as the need for an office, education, maps, malls and TV. Its rapid advance will continue and it will evolve into The Everything.
If i lived in the past, would I live without internet?
Yes, of course. I would have lived perfectly without any form of advanced technology. Back then, if you wanted to research a topic or any other thing you would have to go to the library and read about it, take notes. And in terms of entertainment back then (in my opinion) it was good, everything was watchable and hearable. Now, radio stations repeat the same songs and the TV is all about news and reality shows.
This is my standpoint on the internet. This is my experience with it. This is my premise. Now, you be the judge. The internet: friend or foe?