How the Internet steals your soul






The Internet has changed my whole life. Without him, I would never have become a writer, I would have never got to know some of my friends. Using the Internet as a scalpel, I cut myself a new virtual life, a new identity, which slowly merged over the last decade.

I am grateful for all that I gave the Internet, but to be honest, I have to admit that he, too, took me a lot of things. And to tell the truth, if you're not careful, it will take you much more. I'm not talking about government intervention in personal life or on the analysis of data about your life, who are interested in these or other companies and bring them income (although it is also important and is very interesting). And every time you go online, you will come under greater threat because he can claim your soul.

Maybe it sounds melodramatic, but I do not think this is an exaggeration. In the end, thinking about all these things, I came to the conclusion that the network has a special power by which can make you do what you do not want to do. If you look back, will be able to recognize that you have changed? Internet has the power that can change you.

The Internet makes you ... so all-knowing that you fall into apathy

The Internet is so full of facts and data that is similar to the largest library that you have ever seen. Although they also have their differences. Most importantly, the Internet has a lot more false information than most libraries.

You must be careful that take as a fact of life, especially if this information is provided by the World Wide Web. But there is a larger and more insidious is the difference between the Internet and the real books: Inet much easier. I know this sounds like something good, and this is certainly true, but easy access to the data (even accurate data) - a double-edged sword. Most of us use this facility for the acquisition of more and more information from a variety of sources. To begin, you can read something in Wiki, and then go to related footnotes. You can read these underlying sources, and then go to the essays and research. You can find conflicting and different information and analyze it, draw their own conclusions. All this is true, impressive knowledge preserved from the time when the research staff learned from books and use microfiche can be used and refined in the 21st century. So, yes, you can do it all ... or you can just ask everything you need to have Siri.

Instead of using the network as a tool with which you can delve into the endless stream of information, most of us have become part of the culture that is interested in receiving only the most basic knowledge of it. Moreover, most people use the internet to find out what they need to know. They seek and find a subjective new presentation the National Defence Act, which could jeopardize our understanding of the constitution. They enter into the discussion about global warming. Internet can give you enough information on any subject you to stop about anything to worry about. Even this site Muz4in.Net provides you with a content that can be used as a motivation to learn more information, or vice versa, can cause you to not be interested in anything except those raised here.

Internet encourages lazy form of training. In the old days, to get the amount of information that today you can get for an hour, you'd have to be some kind of a graduate student who spends weeks at a time in the library, reading some book chapters or entire books, to find that it was only possible using an index or table of contents, and it is in the best case. You would be forced to seek more information, complete information, and only on your efforts depended, if you can find what you're looking. And now, thanks to search engines to find the facts that best meet your needs, it has become easier than ever, and with a modern system of ranking in the search engines you will be given is not what we need, and what is considered the best search engine best suited for your outlook, focusing on previous queries and browsing.

But you can not blame the network. The choice belongs to the people, and when you tell them the ease and convenience of the Web, it is not surprising that most of them will use it to speed up the search for the necessary facts. They will learn so much information that will start talking to mention a lot of false data. It will be enough to say, "Yes, I know it." It will be enough to leave your opinion in social networks or Like. Internet helps you learn so much information that either confirms what you already know or will cause to cease all training into thinking that you know everything already so.

Internet makes you stronger ... only in total darkness

J. D. Salinger says that the grains grow in the dark. This is true of some useful forms of mold and bacteria. And they can be used in good order. But almost everything else that grows in the dark is bad for the world.

And what is good when grown in the dark, the light is not so perfect. The Internet is a true master of growing such people, because it provides the darkness in two ways: maintaining your anonymity and allowing you to associate with other like-minded people and scary. It's like a meeting of representatives of the Ku Klux Klan, but with lots of GIF-ok with the image of cute kittens.

I do not really need to explain this too long, because anyone who has ever read the comments on the website, can understand what there talking about. People like to be terrible, and the Internet allows them to easily achieve this. It allows them to express their cruelty the world and yet not be responsible for their words. They are released into the wild and happy to compete in the World Wide Web, leaving nasty comments impunity.

Or, if you are not inclined to read comments on a particular topic, you've heard about the phenomenon as Cyberbullying. In researching this article, I have found on Buzzfeed list of nine teen suicides that have occurred in the past year where everyone was supposedly caused by a Cyberbullying it. Therefore, it is now safe to say that no one else is necessary to prove that the problem is real. But before this tragedy turn into a GIF-ku, reminiscent of a terrible event, it may be useful to recall the case of Megan Meier, 13-year-old girl from Missouri who killed himself in 2006 after it began an affair with a virtual friend in MySpace, and threw it in general to appear unreal.

Megan was under the supervision of a psychiatrist, because she had a lot of problems, among which was the low self-esteem, which began with the third grade. Anyway, you know how it is in adolescents. Megan became happier when the alleged 16-year-old boy showed interest in it, and killed himself after he left her. However, part of the story that really deserves attention is the fact that the account "gentleman" was registered on Lori Drew, the mother of the girl with whom Megan had quarreled earlier. Yes, absolutely adult woman, and supposedly humane, helps teens to use a fictional account to receive additional information about Megan. It was Drew's idea to use the information obtained to humiliate Megan later, allegedly for gossip about her daughter.

Can the Internet to make people more terrible? No, that's impossible. This is how to draw horns on the image of Hitler, which generally does not affect him as a person. But the network is a tool for disgusting people who were so in the past. And it gives them some sort of refuge where they can sharpen their cyber weapons in total darkness.

The Internet makes you ... so quiet that you just do not do anything

The other day I was having lunch in the city center when overheard a conversation between two young women dressed in business suits perfectly ironed, who discussed their working day. No special desire to grief, I heard a lot about their office policies, career options and the financial plans of action in emergency situations. Although their conversation was heard coarse New York accent, and sometimes it was painted youthful bravado, I clearly understood that these women necessarily succeed in life. They wanted it. They were purposeful. This was exactly what they cared. And you know how was my reaction? I strained it all, because I was tired.

I just broke out of a stressful situation tense in the office. All I wanted - to be alone as much as 30 minutes next to the steaming dinner, and not think about anything important. But I could not secure it in the real world. In the real world you hear these voices, see these reminders, and if you're like me, it will sometimes bore you. Discussion of Finance, shares, etc. makes you behave in an adult. It makes you wonder about his own life and ask yourself why you do not have a portfolio with important documents or brilliant financial plan.

But online, you can always find your own quiet corner, where people talk about anything. And stay there very easy because you can watch how many millions of people just like you, do not do anything. And they do not die of hunger or become homeless, so they all should be fine. All of you together are not doing anything. There are no requirements, no need to make any decisions, and even the most ardent discussions and disputes under some theme is nothing more than temporary packets of information traveling through a fiber optic cable. This is the place where you can do what you want, whether it's talking about the weather, tagging some photos or create a collage. This activity, which slows the rhythm of your heart, does not bring the material rewards, and helps you survive another day wasted.

Internet teaches you ... be kind

If charity begins at home, and often ends up there too (at least if you're sitting at your laptop). I do not want to sound holier than everyone else. I would not want to get to the contest of how much or how little I have done for humanity. But I know that most of the Internet seems to be good. We like the pictures of bravery. We distribute information about charities more than making a donation. And the concept of mutual aid begins to seem almost unreal.

Again, the Internet does not create this condition. Rarely, but there are unselfish, holy heroes. I saw them. They exist, but the rest of us are just people. People who need a fair amount of shame and disgust, to finally motivate yourself to action. People who need to be very angry, to act. And there are lazy people. When you add a device that allows people to think well of yourself, with little effort, you give them an incentive to do anything more. And the Internet is just a benchmark in this regard.

Oh, look at me. I shared a link about when Amy Winehouse died from substance abuse! Sign me sponsor of this competition for the range walk for five bucks! Ooooh, #RIP Jack Klagman!

Although some non-profit organizations are trying to increase profits through social media, referring to a younger audience ready for a donation, here, too, there is a psychological phenomenon, commonly called "slaktivizm" - a sort of kind of charity through the Internet.

A study conducted at the School of Business at the University of British Columbia found that the more social media will show the public endorsement of something, the less likely that people will be able to provide them with adequate support later. Conversely, if they are supported by an idea more confidential way, so they will be more inclined to give later for her money. In fact, the appearance of charity becomes a reward to myself, not the desire to have a positive impact on something or make a personal contribution to the development of the world.

Internet makes you happy ... so what's stopping you from rebellion

Internet likes the idea of ​​revolution. «Y'know», «Anonymous», «V for Vendetta», Wikileaks and all that. But in many ways, the Internet really helps to perpetuate the status quo. Let me explain. I do not think it would be too controversial statement, if you say that, for the most part, the world was under the control of the very wealthy. Whether it is the kings, entrepreneurs, oligarchs, or the richest 85 people in the world (which have as much money as the poorest 3.5 billion people in the world put together), and extreme wealth means power.

As she remains stable? Well, actually there are a lot of reasons. On the one hand, humanity does not have a great story too kindly to apply the principles of socialism each person, so the majority of Americans do not line up for this. And then there are the real stumbling block protest movement, which seems to be more concerned about protesting financiers than politicians. What's the point in all this? The capitalists have only one task - to make as much money as possible. And you do not need to change the capitalist, do not even try. You just ask the government to protect you from unrestrained capitalism abuse. That's why we have laws on child labor, minimum wage, and safety regulations. As I wrote earlier, ridiculing capitalists for their greed, it makes them look like a picket wild animals against eating meat. When the lion gets loose, the most reasonable swear by zoos, which are responsible for the contents of the cell. You can try to shout to the lion, if you really want it, but if it ever will be to listen to you, it's only because he needed a second to think, to decide which part of your body to absorb in the first place.

But there is another reason why the ruling class continues to manage everything. This happens because most of our history (until something reaches a critical point) we live quite comfortably and can avoid revolution. There are several things that support this balance. Things that allow honest men and women find it difficult to work for low wages, get up in the morning and go to their shitty jobs rather than call in a beautiful part of the city where eating rich. And at this point, to draw the line between rich and poor, I fully believe that there are three things that keep society from self-destruction - a religion, organized sports, as well as the Internet.

I do not want to spend too much time on the first two points, because they do not have anything, what you have not heard before. You do not need to take a hostile point of view, or to engage in sports, or religion to see their ability to bring comfort to the masses. Like sports, the Internet can be a huge distraction to help you forget about the 50 hours a week that you spend in the cockpit for more terrible health insurance and reduce the prospects of sending their children to a decent school.

And, as an organized religion, Network definitely contributes to an unknown group of people to raise their self-esteem by judging others, although the Internet also has its own ways of calming people. Firstly, in an ever-awful economy, the Internet helps us to steal. This is important because most of us are impoverished, but we still love to have something. Torrents, illegal downloading and data flows really alleviate suffering. Does it make good theft? Not exactly, but we're not making the assessment. We are talking about reality.

But there is one huge question. As long as you have enough money to pay for Wi-Fi, you can use the Internet as well as the ruling elite. In a strange way, the Internet makes you feel rich and equal. You know, Bill Gates was looking kotomatritsy. Without a doubt, Warren Buffett Bookmark this video «Two Girls One Cup». Internet serves as a common denominator. This is something that unites the very rich and the very poor.

It's not his fault.



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