Internet - Blessing or......
Internet - The most astounding invention of mankind!
Its a blessing or a curse or both? I think........
Do let me know what you think about it!
- Beginning of the 21st Century
- Internet - A Blessing!
- Facing Criticisms and Creating Ease
- Damage by Internet
- Curbing our Creativity
- Decision; It upto us!
- Our kids are our Future
Beginning of the 21st Century
The beginning of the 21st century and the advancement in technology has engraved milestones in the fields of science! Be it physics, chemistry, biology or any other more diversified fields of sciences.
In the same way such upgraded technology has also changed the entire communication system and its modes, from telephones to cell phones, telegram to smss', and letter to emails!
Internet has been in the same way one of the best and astonishing mode of communication and source of information that the present century has come up with, undoubtedly.
Internet - A Blessing!
Undisputedly internet is not less than a blessing.
Via internet everything in the world is literally just a click away. You just name it and you have it just in front of you on your screen within a split second, whether you want to keep a check on the daily headlines, you want to keep an eye on the exchange rates, you want to check whether your favorite team qualified for finals along with the venues of the latest matches, or whether you want to review the political and current affairs of the countries!
Internet provides you ready access to all such information! Checking out what’s going on in NASA or what national geographic provides you in its new upcoming documentary to the latest species discovered of animals and plants.
You want to know who the most influential personalities are and who got the personality of the year award, times magazine (pc edition) allows you to peek inside the most wanted info.
A blessing Indeed!
Facing Criticisms and Creating Ease
Internet has been criticized as well for devastating the divine concept of libraries which although is true in the sense, that now because you have internet you obviously don’t bother to go all the way down your street to just spend hours finding the information you require when through internet it’s just a few seconds away!
So in order to satisfy the critics’ you can now also find libraries with full fledged material you require for your report or any project, it’s just that, either you have to sign up and use it for free or subscribe! You can even have an access to the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS as well! What else do you need!
Moreover internet has changed the meanings and modes of communication from extended hours even days of waiting to instant communication. You can chat online with your loved ones or email them and get an instant reply from them even if they are sitting abroad as well. Video online calls is another blessing of internet which has made it possible for you to meet your siblings and friends and family at anytime of the year FREE OF COST!
Isn't it fascinating?
Damage by Internet
But where internet has proved to be a miraculous invention made in the ever known history of mankind and has thus proved to be an amazing global system providing all what you want within a CliCk.
On the other hand it has also promoted and created devastating elements and disaster as well, respectively.
The disadvantages cum disasters (I deem them a disaster) of the very astounding invention of mankind has astonishingly cast very devastating and disturbing effects on us and our kids as well!
The biggest of them being PORNOGRAPHIC websites that have cast hazardous effects on teenagers, exposing them to such explicit and disturbing images, videos and stuff, which has surely affected the teens in a lot of ways especially influencing and harnessing their minds toward a very horrendous path and destination putting a halt to the peace of a happy life without any signs of such garbage.
Moreover online chatting and social networking sites have also made individuals waste a lot of time in such useless activities and a great majority can now be found whole day long in front of their computer screens either chatting and making relations with unknown people which usually end up in a big mess revealing that it was all fake and fraud and the time spent playing games and socializing with people via social networks is also a waste and has also been the reason of a lot of divorces in USA specifically (face book). Moreover researches have proved that computer generates some harmful rays which are seriously injurious to health and especially eyesight, therefore prolonged hours surfing on internet can be really unhealthy for you.
Though all these damages don't seem material and important but the effect they cast on our lives mentally , emotionally and physically(health) is really astonishing, its just that you really need to give a serious ear to what am saying (No offences) and an eye to observe that how much does it actually apply in your and your closed ones' lives as far as its effects are concerned!
Curbing our Creativity
Moreover internet information is just equivalent to spoon feeding which is not at all beneficial, because libraries provide you books, going through which you have to make out your desired project or assignment that enhances your mental capability and increases your span of information and cognition (thinking).
Whereas on internet you just have to order and your meal will be at your service that is you can search out redimate (check the spellings) projects and assignments which are of no benefit to you!
In addition to it, the authenticity of information in the books cannot be doubted whereas that in case of internet and on various websites of internet, there is no reliable source.
The concept of outsourcing through freelancing, that is writing online for money is also promoting the outsourcing of projects done by high school students in exchange for a few bucks. What advantage are these kids getting from going to schools when they themselves aren’t practicing their work out!
Though it does provide work and money to alot of jobless people out there but AT THE COST OF ONES EDUCATION! I don't think, it therefore should be compromised.
But yes as far as outsourcing is done by companies, then its perfectly alright to go for it and have your bite!
Decision; It upto us!
Every new advancement in the field of science and technology is molding and reshaping the previous modes of communication and sources of information with the passage of time. The launching of one gadget brings a permanent closure for the other and in the same way the invention of a new mode of communication makes the previous one an antique and outdated.
But it should be borne in mind that every step towards the advancement in such fields has its drawbacks, disadvantages and side effects as well! But it wholly depends upon us that to what extent do we allow such hazardous features to affect us and our workings and how much do we let them move along with the positive features of the blessing ensuring they do not inflict any harm on us!
So it’s us who can overcome and eliminate and try not to get affected by the disadvantages of the technology to ensure a smooth flow in our systems and world! And ensuring that we really avoid getting into the don’ts of internet, we should try to utilize efficiently the benefits internet provides us which can be drained from its disadvantages as well, but its all utpo us!
Our kids are our Future
And by doing so we can ensure a better, prosperous and a bright healthy future for our kids and for all the generations to come.
This is also how we can ensure existence of a strong, united and disciplined nation of ours!