Is the Internet good or bad?

That's the question of the 21st century (and if not, it should be people).

Imagine you are a bagillion or whatever years in the future, looking back at the birth and growth of the Internet.

Do you suppose that society will conclude that the Internet was a wonderful technological breakthrough that changed everything for the better?

Or will it be like in the Terminator movie, where we all look back with painful regret wishing we'd never invented the Internet because of all the horrible things it eventually led to?

Or will the outcome be neither and both of the aforementioned possibilities?


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Now that I've peaked your interest, the purpose of this post is to get you all thinking about this subject. To address all the the different sides to this question, I will be rolling out a new series of blogs with the surtitle: Is the Internet good or bad?  

In the meantime, your job, my prolific readership, is to start pondering and maybe even researching this topic so you will come well prepared to read and judge each of my assertions. After all, you shouldn't take my word for it.

Please keep in mind, humans are ridiculously inept at predicting the future. (If you don't believe me, fine, for now just go with it. (Stay tuned for a future post on why we stink at predicting the future.))  
So most of my effort with this series will just be for fun. However, if a majority of us land an a fairly logical premise regarding the pros or cons, I promise to fight tooth and nail to either protect or destroy the Internet (pinky swear).

Thank you for allowing me this space to create, posture, and discuss  (score 1 for the Internet).


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