Internet is like a artificial universe created by humans through computers. The creation was not the plan but adventure. And this adventure of few people transformed our communication and behaviour. The more people use it, the more it will impact our lives. Internet is not only changing the life of its regular users and but other people too, who is not using.
Actually we are changing ourselves, not the Internet is changing us. When the first person used it and saw that it was working, he changed himself to move forward. It mean we make changes according to the output that we got from inputs in our daily life. Similarly, innovation (Internet, Computers, IOT’s, Cloud Computing and Artificial Intelligence is the output of technological creativity. Creativity is the input that we use to invent anything.
When creativity is from negative mindset then it can be destructive for self and others. And when creativity is from positive mindset then it can be innovative and entertaining. One person negativity can be positive for others, and one person positivism can be negative for others. It’s all depend on the user who is giving input and receiving outputs. How he/she use it will impact the world around him. And in this article we will talk about what is that happening between inputs and outputs when we use internet. How it is changing our lives. And at the end you will be able to analyse and thinkable how has internet changed our lives.
Let’s start: How has the Internet Changed Our Lives
1. Changed the local customs and traditions:-
In old times we invite pundit to find out the best name for baby as per his/her horoscope and stars position. It takes many rituals before setting up final name for the baby. Today, due to internet we just search on the internet and select already existed names. Even pundits motivate to search on the Internet. It mean internet changed our creative capacities. But the change here is to know more options for the baby name.
2. Overflow of guidance and knowledge:
We get knowledge on the internet from experts and experienced mothers to take care babies health and child development. Before it, it was the job of grandma and granny of baby. Today grandmother and grandmother live in the village due to job/business duties of baby’s parents. Now internet helping to get similar options. Now the change here is in taking care of baby, if single mother doing job, parents often take child care services during working hours. Child care management of baby is different than grandma and granny.
Internet changed the way womans works. Today’s mother doing online business from home while taking care of child. She don’t need to visit a office daily. And she don’t need to hire child care services in working hours.
3. Doubtful Extreme Development in new generation:
Today’s mothers don’t know much about old songs that was mostly sung by grandma and granny. Such songs available on the internet. And kids are stop crying after watching those animated poems, videos on the internet. This is how it is changing the behaviours of kids.
4. Falsehood is being served with the name of truth: झूठ को सच बनाकर परोसा जा रहा है :
People accepting the half truth.They don’t care about source of information. They just eat the information and react. The truth is decided in top 10 search results. Top trending items. This was not the case before internet, today people react more and act less.
5. Thousand speaker on 1 listener:
Internet changed the way we do good works. Most of the people feel it good to share good things artificially. But most of them ignore to do the good works and good things in real life. This means the show has increased.
6. Aggressive competition:
Internet has connected the world and culture to single line. It has created the competition among job seekers. Local companies are in the position to attract top talents and expertise online.
And it’s a challenging for local job candidates to compete with other countries’ or cities candidates. It’s becoming toughest each day for job seekers and fresher to acquire such skills faster.
This competition is increasing the confusion about selection of profession in students. And due to this confusion it’s disturbing the innovation and creativity of students and fresh minds.They search on the Internet to solve the confusion. But at the end, they are not able to execute the suggestions they find online.
It’s because everyone’s life experience and daily activities and elements of production is different. It’s making students and job seekers helpless and it was not the case before internet. it’s creating mental depression, unstable career, low salary and limiting the expectation of one’s mind.
7. Limitless potential for capitalism:-
Internet has changed the business ethics. Today it’s more about hype, #tag and viral content. Even million of people becoming fool each day and start doing the things they were never thought about. Such as thousands of websites telling you that invest $100 or $1000 such amounts and earn money online. You will see that popup ads when you visit website.
You will see that you will getting unnecessary notifications. You will see that everyone is suggesting you to become successful entrepreneurs. You will see that at the end of the day less productive work and more reactions. Even you forget that what is productive and unproductive.
And the race for lead generation on the Internet reducing the values of the business ethics and integrity. Due to this unethical practices and competitiveness small business owners are not able to win the race.
And many don’t even able to think to participate in the race. And this lack of practical confidence not developing and inspiring new generation entrepreneurship. It mean internet is increasing the wealth of few companies, people and countries.
In ground zero only few people are getting the benefits. For example, many indian bloggers earning less Google Adsense CPC for per click than American bloggers. There are many reason but it’s because in India only few businesses and companies are able to use Google Adwords or Online Advertising. And I think half of the small business owners even don’t know about it. It mean only few indian companies who have top quality men power covering more revenue in the market. And it’s tough for indian publisher and small business to continue on the mission statement.
Related: How Technology has changed business
8. फेकूँ समाज (Hypocritical Socialites):
Internet changed the society. Today’s societies are online. You will see that today’s societies react immediately on bad things and react less on good things. Even I can say that today’s societies and cultures are manipulated by few people and celebrities. Societies has no voice. They have closed their ideologies, culture, trust and development methods. It’s little negative but it’s truth.
Most of the uses of Internet has generated a strange suspicion inside humans. If we are doing something good then the other person thinks that something will be wrong.Most people will be misleading you, and very few are going to support you.it is not only due to internet uses, it was from centuries. But internet spread it widely.
Today’s person does not want to understand the fact of another. He does not want to listen. Every man has started to tell himself very great, truthful, honest. There is no bad thing in this. But if we do not give importance to each other’s matter then we will never develop.And it was not the case between 1950 to 2000, as I read and learned in many books. It’s because people were not connected in wider level and culture. Today we know what someone is doing. And we try to stop that person before even he/she invent something. That’s stopping the innovation and development in small cities, villages, countries.
10. Excessive dependence on others (internet) for development:-
From learning to execution, we’re in trap of perfection. When nothing is perfect then why we demand from others to be perfect. And this demand of perfection increase the fear of rejection. And it’s not good for small village, cities and developing countries students. It happened after the use of internet. Students are challenging teachers, even parents are challenging teachers, everyone is challenging each other to be perfect. And it is destroying relationships, trust, honesty.
Here you can learn more: How internet impact on society positively and negatively
I already written many times how beneficial is internet for humans. I am personally not negative about internet. And here is the article that explain positive uses of Internet in our daily life that changed our lives. But I am just worried, that we don’t know how to use it for collective and national goals.
Your thoughts on this invited in comments.
Vijay Kumar is Entrepreneur, IT Career/Leadership Skills Trainer and likes to help students, freelancers, and job seekers with his personal and professional experiences and ideas. The goal of writing is to help students to grow IT related Career and Leadership Skills.
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