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