“People believe the Internet is the answer to everything. We all see it everyday, it’s all around us. We see it in the social media we use and even in the social media we dont. The Internet according to many is the ‘answer’. People talk of applications this and applications that, and that the way of our society is to have more information readily available, day in and day out.
Do you know what is wrong with this?
That’s right it’s people – who in the main, want information at their disposal, quick and easy, sufficient and efficient, but they seemingly forget that we don’t have the ability to process half the information that is uploaded hourly on the internet. Nevermind trying to cope with a single day’s worth. People think they need it, and yet much of the time they don’t actually interact with it, because it’s too much, it’s too overwhelming.
The Internet is a truly beautiful beast, but at times it’s just way too much, people demand more than they need. Everyone wants to be online, but in so doing, they are forgetting how to communicate with each other outside of all the applications.
The Internet is both a blessing and a curse and it will be the start of the decline to the very ethos of our society, it will finish us.”
There’s a danger in the internet and social media. The notion that information is enough, that more and more information is enough, that you don’t have to think, you just have to get more information – gets very dangerous.
Edward de Bono