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Would the world improve if the internet was shut down ?

  1. chuckandus6 profile image75
    chuckandus6posted 18 months ago

    Would the world improve if the internet was shut down ?

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  2. dashingscorpio profile image86
    dashingscorpioposted 18 months ago

    No.
    Not having an outlet to express one's thoughts would not stop them from thinking certain things or cause them to have a change of heart.
    The Internet has been a Godsend for many folks from being able to order items online, making reservations for hotels, airlines, booking vacations, fact finding/research, finding reviews on products/services, looking up phone numbers/addresses for business, MapQuest for those people who still do not have GPS, reading about news events in (real time), inexpensive ways to stay in touch with family and friends through social media and email, along with the possibility of dating and finding love...etc
    The Internet isn't bad it's all in how one chooses to use it.
    Going backwards has never been the answer to improving anything.

    1. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      THANK YOU, there are simply those who are .....AGAINST PROGRESS!  They would rather go backwards.....so sad indeed!

    2. chuckandus6 profile image75
      chuckandus6posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I also see that the internet makes it easy for people children ext to hide pornography,infedelity,other behavoir that they wouldnt normally do.and with all the added technology its gone without a trace. This is toxic also lack of real social skills

    3. dashingscorpio profile image86
      dashingscorpioposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Nichol,
      I'm also sure when the Wright Brothers invented the airplane they had no idea it would be used to drop nuclear bombs.
      Yes the Internet can be (used for devious purposes) but it doesn't mean the Internet is inherently a bad thing.

    4. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      @ Dashing, there are some people who want to live in the past.  They view computers as a "bad", even "evil" thing.  They want to regress back to the era where there were no computers.  However, those w/o computers will fall behind......WAY BEHIND!

    5. bradmasterOCcal profile image29
      bradmasterOCcalposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      I agree that it wouldn't help to shutdown the Internet. It would help if the Internet was redone with using 21st century technologies. In 1960s,and 1970s computers and communication were very slow, and computer memory was very expensive.

  3. Kathleen Cochran profile image83
    Kathleen Cochranposted 18 months ago

    It could stand some restrictions to guard us against the spread of terrorism and to protect minors from predators, but we survived the advent of the telephone, so we'll eventually figure out how best to use this invention too.

    1. chuckandus6 profile image75
      chuckandus6posted 18 months agoin reply to this

      Its just so easy to hide so its harder to control

    2. gmwilliams profile image86
      gmwilliamsposted 18 months agoin reply to this

      @ Nichol, why are you AFRAID of computers & the internet?  I simply LOVE my computer & internet & couldn't do w/o them.

  4. gmwilliams profile image86
    gmwilliamsposted 18 months ago

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    No!

    The world is increasingly becoming computerized.  Computers are necessities these days.  The internet is one of the primary ways to gain information & knowledge.  The internet are making everyday common things almost obsolete.  One can get books & other sources of information on the internet.

    One can also view historical, scientific, & geographic documentaries on the internet.  One can even obtain jobs via internet.  Nicole, if you are so against the internet, why are you on HubPages.  HubPages is a writing community which is accessed via the internet.   The internet is an integral part of post-modern, computerized culture & society.  The internet is here to stay.  Either one is progressive or regressive in scope.

  5. nochance profile image93
    nochanceposted 18 months ago

    No. I love living in a day and age where the answer to any question I may have is at my fingertips.

    What is the population of my current city?

    Who sings this song currently playing on the radio?

    How do I get fingernail polish out of a rug?

    How do I get to the nearest Chinese restaurant?

    Where have I seen this actress before?

    I'm learning about cultures I never even knew existed and broadening my horizons on a number of topics I never even would have considered before the internet became part of my life. It's not all cat videos and memes. It's truly free education..

 
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