Internet has a great influence in our lives. We may or may not realize, but it has changed a lot in our lives. We are surrounded by mobile phones, computers and many other electronic devices all the time. Actually sometimes you might actually feel being a slave of these devices. These changes are both advantageous as well as not so much advantageous for us.
Social networks like Facebook and Twitter allow us to connect with people who, in a pre-Internet age, we might not have known about. On an average, people at facebook have 350 friends. Also, one tweet from twitter, shakes the whole country, change opinions of millions of people in a second.
You can stream almost anything online now. Music, TV , Movies and other forms of entertainment are available in convenient ways online, and people are going for it.
Skipping the Queues: Flipkart, Amazon etc., have changed our lives a lot…There’s no shortage of online stores nowadays. And with the fierce competition, they are giving competitive pricing. Moreover, the cost of maintenance of a mall, and other costs lead to lowering of prices, from their end if bought online.
Showcasing our creativity : Writers, artists and other creative types are finding a lot of use for the Internet. Some writers have had their books published through e-publishers, skyrocketing them into the top-level tiers of fame. Others have started blogs, online accounts and online business through some websites to get their material out there and connect to an audience as well as earn a handsome amount of money.
We Multitask !! Multi-tasking existed long before the Internet, of course, but with numerous smartphones — and tabs ! Infinite tabs! — has made multitasking both easier and more damaging. Order food, shopping, manage bank account, office jobs can all be done effectively in a similar span of time.
But then ..
Thinking Capacity reduced : These days, whenever teacher gives assignment to students, they tend to go to the internet, copy all the material and just submit it as it is. This just reduce the thinking capacity of students. Google has answer to almost everything in this world and so people do not actually think themselves or search from Books.
Addiction: After drugs and alcohol, internet is the third most addictive thing. Once you get addicted to internet – it can be social networking gaming sites, or even gambling websites., it is very difficult to come back.
Hackers, Scams!! In today’s world, where everyone has internet access but not everyone has right knowledge about what is right and what is wrong on the internet, it becomes a quiet security threat. Scams on internet have been increasing many folds in the past few days and have continued to scam innocent people; These scam artists work quite efficiently, by tricking and fooling people in lure of more money or any other tactics.
Reduction in real human interactions : Let us face it, with the emergence of more and more social media platforms and sites, people have shifted to more electronic interaction and have resulted in a loss of human touch. This is also a leading cause of depression and a major negative aspects of internet.
In this Online Era; someday somewhere we could easily hear a conversation as below:
Hello! Is this Gordon’s Pizza?
No sir, it’s Google’s Pizza.
Did I dial the wrong number?
No sir, Google has bought the Gordon’s pizza store.
Oh, alright – then I would like to place an order please.
Okay sir, do you want the usual?
The usual? You know what my usual is?
According to the caller ID, the last 15 times you have ordered a 12-slice with double-cheese, sausage, and thick crust.
Okay – that’s what I want this time too.
May I suggest that this time you order an 8-slice with ricotta, arugula, and tomato instead?
No, I hate vegetables.
But your cholesterol is not good.
How do you know?
Through the subscribers guide… We have the results of your blood tests for the last 7 years.
Maybe so, but I don’t want the pizza you suggest – I already take medicine for high cholesterol.
But you haven’t taken the medicine regularly. 4 months ago you purchased from Drugsale Network a box of only 30 tablets.
I bought more from another drugstore.
It’s not showing on your credit card sir.
I paid in cash.
But according to your bank statement you did not withdraw that much cash.
I have another source of cash.
This is not showing on your last tax form, unless you got it from an undeclared income source.
To HELL With Your Pizza.. !! ENOUGH !!
I am sick of Google, Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp. I am going to an island without internet, where there’s no cellphone line, and no one to spy on me …
I understand sir, but you’ll need to renew your PASSPORT …it expired 5 weeks ago.