The Good and Bad Things of the Internet
The internet has profoundly changed the world in different ways. Additionally, the rate of internet penetration across the globe is increasing rapidly. Currently, more than half of the world's population can access the internet. However, despite the ever-growing rate of internet penetration globally, people have always debated whether it is good or bad for society.
Arguably, the internet has significantly positively changed the world. The internet has created a wide range of employment opportunities for a considerable number of people worldwide. On the other hand, it has significantly contributed to globalization, which has resulted in economic development in different countries. Through the internet, people can communicate at ease irrespective of the distance between them. Such communications have enabled people to identify life partners. Another good thing about the internet is that it avails limitless information regarding nearly anything in the world. Therefore, the internet has entirely changed the world into a village-like place full of information and employment opportunities.
Notwithstanding, the internet also has a wide range of setbacks. It makes people vulnerable to cyberattacks. Furthermore, internet users are potential targets for identity theft or infringement of privacy rights. Criminals can also use the internet to hack financial institutions and steal a substantial amount of money. Such criminal activities have left many people and institutions in devastating financial situations. Moreover, the internet has significantly contributed to the increased rate of violence, sexual harassment, and obscene content globally. Although the internet has made a positive impact in the world, these setbacks make it appear as an instrument to propagate crime and immorality.
Indeed, the internet has transformed the world in a wide range of ways. Nonetheless, I believe that the good things about it make it one of the outstanding innovations the world will ever encounter. Arguably, nothing in the world is perfect. Similarly, the internet must have negative issues, which must not make it appear evil. Therefore, I am convinced that although the internet is good and bad, the good things about it outdo the bad.
The Internet has changed the life of different people in society today. Due to this being convinced and certain that if there no policies that should be put across to govern the usage of the internet, then those using the internet in positive motive will assist them while those who use it negatively definitely affect them the same way.