Is the Internet good or bad

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  1. mintinfo profile image76
    mintinfoposted 8 years ago

    The Internet is forming a global brain — birthing a new way of planetary communication — and yet there is so much factual distortion and fear-based reporting that it is akin to mental imbalance: not knowing what is real and what is not.

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      Citrus000posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I think I might have to ah, puff the peace pipe before I can begin to understand that one. Humm....
      Good luck finding the answers you seek my friend.

    2. ncmonroe1981 profile image60
      ncmonroe1981posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Hi mint!

      IMO: The Internet, in and of itself, is not a good or bad thing; however, what people do with the Internet is a different story. The Internet is certainly rife with the potential to be used "badly" (i.e., Internet predators, spamming, spreading electronic viruses, etc.), but it also presents just as much potential to be used for "good" things (i.e., sharing pictures with friends, speaking your mind, looking up recipes and other information, spreading news quickly, or connecting doctors during surgery, etc.).

      Like so many things, it seems to have its pros and cons.

    3. double_frick profile image59
      double_frickposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      the internet, like everything else in this world, is a tool. a neutral tool to be used and given meaning by humans. 

      i've heard this metaphor used: the hammer is a tool, by nature, it is neutral. you can use this tool to build a home or you can use this tool to kill a man. neither of these things make the tool good or bad, that is in the hands of the being using the tool.

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    Justine76posted 8 years ago

    what?

    1. lorlie6 profile image83
      lorlie6posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto?

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    sneakorocksolidposted 8 years ago

    Put the bong away it's time for bed!

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      Justine76posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      no way, christmas eve......

  4. mintinfo profile image76
    mintinfoposted 8 years ago

    Global brain simply means people from all over the world are able to interact and exchange ideas. However, many of those ideas are so flawed that they maybe contributing to global ignorance instead of enhancing human intelligence.

    I do not smoke or ingest any mind altering substances. I find no sensible discussions here in the forums so I attempted to break the trend. Back to your mindless parties folks.

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      sneakorocksolidposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If I think that hard I get a headache. Merry Christmas! I wish you all the best!big_smile

      1. mintinfo profile image76
        mintinfoposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks, merry Christmas to you too

  5. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Oh, it is soooooooo bad yikes

  6. docrehab profile image56
    docrehabposted 8 years ago

    The Internet is just an instrument like money. Money is not bad in itself but it depends on how we use it. If we use it for bad we usually say that it's bad and good if we use it to do good things. The reality is that it is just a way for each of us to communicate what we are...Some use it only for money (their life is ruled by money), some use it for porn...Some to spread their religions to the world because they think they are right to do so and so on...

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    logic,commonsenseposted 8 years ago

    When it is bad, it is very very good! smile

  8. thirdmillenium profile image60
    thirdmilleniumposted 8 years ago

    Internet is all consuming in the beginning, especially when you get into (you will, don't you doubt it) the rut that is  pornography.  If you are not careful, you would end up being a degenerate.
    Get out of it and you are in a brave new world!

  9. itcoll profile image59
    itcollposted 8 years ago

    people talking about the internet disadvantages are those who do not know its uses or have not realized them fully.they will keep talking like that regardless of how much use the internet is and will be.

  10. Sue Adams profile image95
    Sue Adamsposted 8 years ago

    The Internet is the greatest invention that ever happened.

    1. Sean Leong profile image65
      Sean Leongposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I love internet. Among other things, it's the biggest library in the world and it provides people living in autocratic/pseudo-democratic countries freedom of the press.

  11. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    I love the internet. The rubbish drives you nuts for a year or two until you know where the authority sites are, then it is heaven on a stick for gaining knowledge and keeping in contact, doing business, shopping and comparing ideas. smile
    LUVVIT!

  12. profile image55
    (Q)posted 8 years ago

    Hopefully, the internet will do the same thing the printing press did, to bring knowledge and understanding to the masses.

 
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