The internet and technology, in general, are the present world! It affects people’s daily lives. Whether it inspires somebody to become a doctor or lawyer or to become a computer hacker. It has changed the generations of the past five decades. It has made the generation more greedy, ignorant, and lazy.
For instance, my parents did not have cell phones or high-tech computers back when they were my age and because it was never created its all the better for them. They only had a bike and ball until it was worn out. They never threw a fit for not getting what they wanted or sat at home, playing video games for numerous hours.
They would always be outside playing with their siblings and the neighborhood kids, whether the weather was hot or cold, whether they were playing soccer or having a snowball fight with them. And when they didn’t want to go outside, they sat down, read a book or played cards. Now a day, it’s all about getting the latest iPhone. In future, it will be about getting the latest flying chair to get so they don’t have to get off their asses to walk to the fridge for their hourly soda and a burger, I mean we are closer then we realize to it look at the hoverboard. Though there seem to be many cons of the internet there are even more pros.
The Internet is taking over our world. People don’t realize what it is doing. In the music industry for instance when a new song comes out by a famous pop artist with half of his head shaved off and the other half died green a super short period of time will pass before teens end up coming to with a half head of green hair the same way as Skrillex.It’s the same thing with a rapper, if they get grills and get gold chains around their neck, so many people would do the same exact same thing.
However, music can have a positive effect on people also. It may inspire people to do what they want the most. It may also communicate important messages to the public, also a song heard by someone in past can trigger their emotions or memories and remind them of sad, bad or glad memories of the past they remember every time their song comes on the radio. The Internet also affects the world of technology.
Individuals can now hack into other people’s lives or cyber-bully someone with a few button pushes. You could hurt or be hurt by people over the internet or by a simple text message. You also have unlimited access to inappropriate content everywhere you click.
Pop up adds are another huge problem today to many sites have them, you don’t want them, but you click on your image and boom there they are. The Internet has been poisoning teenager’s minds for years now. Some people spend more time on video games or YouTube then they spend interacting with virtual people than they do with real people or praying to God. Social media is the worst though Snapchat, Instagram, Tumblr or Facebook are updated almost every second on everything that’s happening in other people’s private lives or there might be people posting their daily drama being so insensitive to people with real drama.
Drama is already an unnecessary problem in the world and it can now be spread over the internet faster than you can say internet. You could start drama over a text message or social media or you could even post it to google or reddit where it will spread everywhere faster than the roadrunner dust. On the other hand, there are some pros for internet and cell phones. They are great communication tools. Also, with data or LTE you can use the internet anywhere at any second.
So, if you get stranded or lost somewhere, all you have to do is pull out your phone and open maps. As I stated, there are tons of downsides to technology, but there are many upsides too. It could be useful for people’s lives and it could be used to hurt other’s lives. The way technology should be used is a tool of God’s great world and should not be used for hours of laziness or evil. Overall, the internet influences every aspect of people’s lives every day everywhere, both in good ways and bad.