Was the Internet a good idea, overall?
In some ways, no. In most ways yes.
Possibly a good idea. We can thank Al Gore for inventing the internet!
“Welcome to the internet! Have a look around…”
Detailed respose? Response possibly???
Now what do you think…??? Lol
Yes, for its ability to share information. But ability to read and cross check what was read did not keep pace.
Alas, it also has become a medium for those who wish to sow misinformation widely - either intentionally or maliciously.
Like fire. Much good possible and also used for great harm.
The industrial revolution and its consequences have been a disaster for the human race.
No. The internet spawns monkeys…
With great power comes great responsibility
When Johannes Gutenberg invented the printing press in the 15th century many people in power said it would bring about the downfall of civilization. The device has since been used to print a fair variety of things, from porn to bibles. I’m pretty sure we are still mostly civilized so the naysayers were not correct in this case.
The internet is no different, its use is an extension of the user, much like the printing press was and still is. Blaming the medium for the crap people put on it is just plain stupid.
History is important to teach us about the present. While the printing press was used to sow insurrection , hate, porn, and any number of bad things, the bible was the the most printed book throughout its history so it can go either way.
A new communication medium is neither good or bad. As always, it’s the people who use it that have those traits.
Not close to the greatest invention ever though - the Thermos. It keeps the hot stuff hot and the cold stuff cold. But how do it know?
Don’t forget the shovel, its a ground breaking invention.
Definitely neuter this one