Monday, May 6, 2013
Blaming the internet for everything-2
I get most of my news from the internet as it has become widely available but also it has become a tool to educate people who are unable to commute to school due to various reasons. And this has increased the education level of many people around the world and also the interaction among different cultures and the understand of religions have been immense and since more and more people are having access to the internet, the world is becoming smaller and also somewhat frightening scarier too as if the internet is being used to spread information and news and it has also spread misinformation and terroristic activities to levels not seen before the internet. The blame does not go to the internet but the individual using it. How do you stop the bad people from using it and spreading their message of hatred and destruction? Unless you completely shut it down (and even after that), you would not be able to completely eliminate the bad people. With the internet you would also be able to track people down who have posted the messages and reduce the level of violence. Like with other things, we need to weigh in the costs and benefits of having the internet and right now the benefits outweigh the costs by a huge margin. And hopefully its benefits will increase manifold as compared to the evil that it has now. So stop blaming the internet for all your ills and benefit from it to the fullest possible extent.