“A funny thing happened to us on the way to the future. The internet went from being something exotic to being boring utility, like mains electricity or running water – and we never really noticed. So we wound up being totally dependent on a system about which we are terminally incurious. You think I exaggerate about the dependence? Well, just ask Estonia, one of the most internet-dependent countries on the planet, which in 2007 was more or less shut down for two weeks by a sustained attack on its network infrastructure. Or imagine what it would be like if, one day, you suddenly found yourself unable to book flights, transfer funds from your bank account, check bus timetables, send email, search Google, call your family using Skype, buy music from Apple or books from Amazon, buy or sell stuff on eBay, watch clips on YouTube or BBC programmes on the iPlayer – or do the 1,001 other things that have become as natural as breathing.
The internet has quietly infiltrated our lives, and yet we seem to be remarkably unreflective about it.”
John Naughton at The Observer, Sunday 20 June 2010Source: http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2010/jun/20/internet-everything-need-to-know
I read this article being part of a home assignment and to be completely honest, I neither agree or disagree. Let’s say that I rather have a more balanced opinion on the World Wide Web matter, I keep my mind open with all influencing ideas – projects. They certainly do have advantages and disadvantages. What caught my eye though, was the last sentence I quote it above. “The internet has quietly infiltrated our lives, and yet we seem to be remarkably unreflective about it.” But all this reminded me of a video I saw a couple of years ago regarding our based on the internet everyday life. It’s worth a view.
What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains
And A funny one:
MTS 3G PLUS internet advertisement BORN FOR THE INTERNET BABY