!) What is greater - the benefits from the internet that enhance our lives, education, and health, or the damage the internet does to our society through illegal and illicit activities?
2) What can be done to lessen the negative impacts of the underground internet on society? who should be responsible for taking these actions?
3) Which of today's technology has gotten out of control? Are financially or technologically motivated people to blame for these societal crises?
POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE IMPACT OF TECHNOLOGY ON SOCIETY
1) What is greater- the benefits from the internet that enhance our lives, education, and health, or the damage the internet does to our society through illegal and illicit activities?
One's perspective on this question would be governed by what side of society one is on. From my vantage point, the internet enhances our lives tremendously. It is a source for sharing information, staying in touch with people, and enhancing the lives of people around us. What do I mean? Let me get personal for a moment. For the most part, I make my living teaching. Some of it I do through BrainMass. This provides me and my family with a certain amount of money each year to buy food, pay bills, and otherwise, survive. Additionally, I keep up a website at www.haderek.ca that distributes various teachings regarding the Bible. As a result of this activity, through email communications, conferencing calls, etc. I know that I have directly affected the lives of many people in a very positive fashion. This is what is important to me. I would not have been able to do any of this without the internet.
There are other examples that I could cite, but it is more important for you to consider your own life.
It is true that many people use the internet for gambling, for pornography, and the like. In fact, from what I understand these are the two largest uses of the internet. This is indeed sad. Yet, it is a reflection of our larger societal ills. But, don't get me wrong, I do not mean to downplay these evils, because they are indeed great. But whether or not the internet exists, many people will still tend towards these degrading activities. They will find an outlet.
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1198 words on how to lessen the negative impacts of the internet and other snowballing technology, with short discussion on the positives included.