If the Internet didn't exist would we still be the Society we are today?
Would we be as advanced?
I don't think we would be advanced, but is the advance worth it? Where people used to do things, now they type things. Technology replaced jobs in many cases. Where children used to play, now they play video and online games. So is it better? I guess that would depend on who you're asking.
I don't think we would be the society we are today.
There is nothing on the internet that you can't find in a decent library, so our knowledge would stay the same (it would take so much longer to research though!).
But things such as social networking and the media industry would not be as advanced at all.
I guess that without networking sites and software such as Skype and Facebook, technology would have enabled us to invent a highly advanced text service on the mobile phone instead of updating social networking online. Apart from that, accessing news, data and socializing across the Globe would be nowhere near as advanced as it is with the internet.
The internet has become such a booming industry and has given many people jobs, jobs they would have elsewhere if it did not exist, so I suppose we would be more advanced in other technologies, such as television and mobile phones.
We might be able to do without, and as such we wouldn't have changed much without it, but we have made many communications advances since its introduction. It would be like saying 'Can we go back before 1492?' or 'What if we could turn time back to before the (Norman) Conquest?'
Things would still have gone on as they did. Change happenz
More so in many ways, Less in some. We would all be much more creative and less overweight to name a couple.
I agree it would depend on who you ask-although I'm not very computer savvy, I do need to know certain skills to be able to work at my job and probably most jobs that are clerical. The one thing that bothers me a little bit is to see my children on the computer so much...between facebook and their cellphones and not engaging or talking to people face to face.
Luckily they are both very active in school sports and not couch potatoes-my point being when I was a teenager we were outside getting exercise constantly and todays generation is much more inactive.
I do not believe just because we are on the internet that we are more advanced.
I think we should be more balanced.
no, it has changed things, sorry I don't feel like giving a detailed answer involving the effort of significant intellect this is per the first part of your question,
the 2nd part per advanced----now that is debateable
Not at all. Look at Egypt and flash mobs and online dating for example. There's no denying that the internet has changed the whole world and will continue to do so in dynamic and sometimes, as in Egypt, dramatic and drastic ways. I believe the Internet will be become a major unifying force across the world over the next few years, a great equalizer that will cause societies and individuals to be held more accountable for their actions and their positions in society. Today is hardly the beginning of this trend, but it is the tip of the ice berg, I believe, and we can only guess that the internet will bring both wars and harmony into peoples' lives across the globe due to the knowledge and resources they have available at their fingertips.
Are we more advanced? Technologically yes, as a human race, I'd say no or maybe a little. We'll never know what the other path would have brought to us. I do know that the internet has created many jobs, just as it has taken some of them. We're in a Renaissance period, where things are changing almost faster than we can keep up, and there will become a balance between computers/internet/phones and the rest of the possible activities we could engage in. But, like children, our society is playing more with the new toys now just because they're new.
I think its only possible with the advent of Internet.Right now do not have other possible means in my mind without Internet.
Even having internet, I will die someday. Internet seems futile.
No, we would be quite different. We are close to each other, although physically so far apart. We can connect to other people, to different cultures, to learn, to know, more and faster. All these make us evolve, make us different, make us crave more knowledge, know more people. Obviously, there are good things about it and there are bad, what our society turns out in the end is just up to us, but we are for sure more advanced now than we would be if there was no internet.
by Om Prakash Singh 9 years ago
I have not seen or met any one of them but whenever I see them in movies to any TV serials I find few points common everytime no matter what the movie is or who the director is! Here the common things that I have noticed.1. They are technologically and scientifically more advanced then us.2. They...
by BenWritings 7 years ago
Are humans truly more advanced or civilized than animals?Despite our big heads, and our advancements in technology, how are we any better than beasts? Animals live as part of the planet, only taking what they need, yet we continue to take until there's nothing left.
by Ta-Iset 3 years ago
I have recently read a book, and saw a documentary about the Ancient Egyptian's, things no one's ever considered before. Scholars have long said that they were primitive. I don't feel that they told the whole story, I also feel that there is much evidence to the contrary. They were much more...
by Michael Valencia 9 months ago
Does social networking bring us closer together, or further apart?While sites like facebook and twitter enable us to share vast amounts of our lives with others in an instant, are our intereactions in fact becoming shallower?
by Stella Kaye 21 months ago
If ancient Rome had continued on to the present day would we be more advanced by now?When you watch a historical series,be it drama or documentary, the Romans were obviously far more advanced than people a thousand years later. If Rome had not lost its power as the dominant world empire would we be...
by Irfan 6 years ago
I recently watched a documentary on nat-geo about the pyramids and machu picchu and other archaeological sites ... it talked about the way the stone is cut to such precision, which cannot even be matched by stone sculptors with all the advanced equipment we have today... the huge rocks used in...
|HubPages Device ID|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Google Analytics|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel|
|Google Hosted Libraries|
|Google AdSense Host API|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels|
|Author Google Analytics|
|Amazon Tracking Pixel|