THE INTERNET — A BLESSING OR A CURSE
What is Internet? It is a tool, which can link up all the people around the world, or we can say that it is a net that we can’t see. Internet brings us a lot of convenience; people depend on it very much nowadays. But as we know, it also can act as a weapon. Is it a blessing or a curse?
Whichever it may be the internet has proved itself very helpful tool in many ways, it has opened a gateway for people; it made it possible for us to communicate with people from the other side of the world. Allowing us to meet new people and discover new places even though we are not there. The internet is easily accessible to everyone because it is inexpensive and can be afforded by most.
While some consider it as a blessing, others regard it as a curse, because the internet like everything else in the world has a good and a bad side to it. The one of the main reasons that many people blame is that there is no sense of censorship in the world of the internet.
Without censorship, many things spin out of control. People start using the internet as a method of spying rather than a manner of communication they abuse this blessing by placing information or data that is unacceptable such as pornography, others may use it for fraud or theft. When these actions are committed they are considered as a form of crime, and like all other crimes they are intolerable by society.
A student no longer needs to spend long hours in libraries searching for a desired piece of information. A web search engine can provide the needed material just at a click of a button and no matter which remote corner of the world you are in,’ the Internet will keep you side by side of the latest developments in your area of interest.
As with every new technology, there are those who speak high of the Internet and there are those who portray it in an unfavorable source of knowledge. Moreover, as with other new technologies there is nothing wrong with the Internet itself. It is we who are to decide which way to travel on this information super path. We may decide to travel the right path and reach the ultimate destination of knowledge power and truth. Or we may choose the wrong direction and expose ourselves to all kinds of vices.
The Internet to me is a great blessing. Name any aspect of human life education, business, entertainment, travel, sports etc and you’ll see the profound impact the Internet has on it. This is so important, so vital and so indispensable device that how can we afford to lag behind by ignoring it. How can we afford to be cut off from the outside world? I don’t know how our society can develop without having access to this vital source of development. Only a fool can do so and I don’t think that we are fools; at least, I am not.