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May 11, 2012 at 3:36 PMComments: 4 Faves: 0

Prepare For Mind Blowing Awesomeness

By E.M. Wollof from SLN More Blogs by This Author

What's up everybody? This week, I would like to share with you an infographic I ran across in my search for useful internet resources (yea, it's a life project):

State of the Internet 2011
Created by: Online Schools

I have stared at this beastly display of numeric awesomeness for a while now and I can't help shaking a feeling of incredible sadness. Yes, I understand that the internet is a testament to the dedication of humanity and that the pure gargantuan size of it all is quite impressive. That being said, I can't help but think that we could have taken major steps forward in our evolution if we had focused instead on exploration outward.

Seems to me that the advent and expansion of the internet may have stunted the spirit of exploration that humanity had shown in the time before. Let me know what you're thinking in the comments section below.

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  • First off, is that a shot from the music video "Take On Me" by A-ha? Just curious. Next, I think that the internet was a pretty necessary step in humans moving forward. The connectivity is exactly what we all dreamed about 25 years ago. "Mom, why can't we have phones that can leave the house?" "Isn't there an easier way to talk to people rather than writing a letter that will get there in a week?" We needed to be sped up! Now we can focus on the other endeavors, except that people don't seem to want to. But that is a problem for people much more in charge than me.

  • Even the question you posed can be answered more simply by something other than the internet. A face to face conversation is still the easiest way to purvey an idea. Even through text or email, there is confusion about context and associated feelings.

    The internet was a fantastic human creation, but it should have stayed a repository of human knowledge and ingenuity, not become the new basis for human interaction.

  • I can agree with that. It has gone overboard to the point where people will talk across the room over a social network rather than just talk. I do think that we need more face to face communication. (It seems only slightly ironic that we are having this discussion over the internet when I can stand up and say this to you over the cubicle, but that is for another debate another day.) Human interaction is so important that I think we have created every possible way to talk to each other. Some people just take it too far. If you can talk face to face, that should be your first option.

  • Agreed.

    This conversation is for a purpose all those who may glimpse upon it, not the the laziness that it may seem.

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