The Effects of the Internet on the Future
If every action has an opposite and equal reaction, then a huge branch-like system connecting information and people scattered into an abyss of nothing encompassed in a piece of desktop hardware and Glorified as "the Web", would actually be the opposite and equal reaction to the brain that sits and stares into it. Artificial Intelligence the demise of our own consumption,
Why not? I definitely wouldn't call it a being of the lesser species either. Sure the Internet's soul purpose is to feed us but it feeds us whatever we want. Never again will we have to doubt our selves, instead of saying "I'll bet on it" you can say "hold on a sec." And pull out your pocket device to reference the Great Web. Freedom of information, or just the right amount to help control the masses, you decide.
Dormant in the real time world, this artificial opposite yet equal being is very much alive within both the conscious and subconscious mind of the user. It changed the world and like all great tragedies a well delayed after shock has started taking place.
October 30th 1938, Orsen Welles, who was 23 at the time, creates mass hysteria over the eastern coast during a radio broadcast on his Mercury Theater of the Air. Despite the disclaimer at the end of the broadcast over a million listeners panicked and fled into the streets. Some headlines include;
-Many flee homes to escape gas raids from Mars.
-Confusion caused by radio dramatization "War of the Worlds" was evidence radio needs "control by the Government". Senator Herring.
The Senator then prepared a bill that would give the Federal Communications Commission permission to pass on every radio program before presentation. The public reaction also prompted decades of research into mass-hysteria used as a model by Governments around the world and was noted as the most compelling reason to protect the public from the unknown.
When something is common it becomes common knowledge and at times common knowledge is really sudden knowledge. Although knowledge and wisdom are different, one could not mature without the other.
Now days, with all this information, there is no time left to think, we can only react instead. Out of fear comes consumption and as we consume and become more comfortable the world gets smaller and the more fragile we become, thus the more we fear and consume. So with the news playing on the car radio, at home on TV and in our minds as we interact with the Internet, isn't it fair to admit that the Media does hold some form of control over us?
It almost seems that it would only take one small idea at the wrong place and the wrong time to set us all off on a path of self-destruction. So who controls the Media and how much control does it have over our decisions?
In 1957 the Department of Defense (DoB) Created ARPA (Advanced Research...