There are many debates on whether internet and rapidly advancing technologies are a good thing, so I decided to write an article on the topic.
Ten years ago, the Internet was practically unheard of by most people. Today, the Internet is one of the most powerful tools throughout the world. Its growth rate is amazing. And that is somehow explainable, having in mind all of the internet’s advantages. Imagine what would be our world without internet. If you need information, you’d have to search in the encyclopedia or in other books. Distance communication would be only by phone and paper letters. We will be deprived of tons of information and communication resources.
Many people fear the Internet because of its disadvantages. There is a lot of wrong information, there are predators that hang out on the internet waiting to get unsuspecting people in dangerous situations, it’s overflowing with pornography and not to forget the hackers. Hackers can create viruses that can get into your personal computer and ruin valuable data, they can steal your identity, credit card information and etc.
Another major disadvantage of the Internet is privacy. Electronic messages sent over the Internet can be easily tracked, revealing who is talking to whom and what they are talking about. That increases the chances that your information might fall into the wrong hands.
Despite the many internet disadvantages, there are much more advantages that makes it worth using. The most common thing the Internet is used for is research. In the internet you can find information on almost every imaginable subject and the search engines are getting smarter than ever, which makes it even easier to find the desired information. There are also message boards where people can discuss ideas on any topic. Some of the other internet benefits are chats, emails, real time audio and video communication, online shopping and of course it’s a source of entertainment.
Today’s society is in the middle of a technological boom. People can either choose to take advantage of this era, or simply let it pass them by. The internet is strong and effective tool if it’s used properly and with caution.