In the years following 1995 the Internet has grown. There are now over 3 billion Internet users world wide with the amount of users growing with each passing day. Now well over 40& of the worlds population is online. In fact, in the past twenty years the Internet has grown to the point where no one has to leave their home to do research. For that matter no one has to leave their home to go to school or to even go to work. More businesses are using the online super high way to outsource their work to individuals. Schools are now being offered online as an alternative to the conventional public school system. But is all of this really good.
These days the overarching trends of Internet usage is going over time. Individuals don’t even need to be in front of a computer to access the Internet, with the development of smartphones, tablets and now smartwatches the Internet can now be accessed away from home.
We are now connected more then ever before. Throughout the world the Internet has kept individuals in touch. But with the good can come the ugly. Now that the Internet is widely accepted, there are other concerns. There is hacking of Internet systems. Because so many businesses including government offices have allowed all their information to be placed online there is more danger then ever before of our information getting into the wrong hands.
So, the Internet has grown, but has it taken over our lives. Have we allowed it to take over our lives? The overarching trend of Internet use overtime has grown tremendously and continues to do so. The Internet is a great tool, but that’s what we need to remember that it is a tool. To use for enjoyment and other functions. But we need to also remember that what is on the Internet is the world in general. In the world we live in there can be good things but there can also be dangers involved. So, like in day to day life we need to always be aware of what we are doing online, because with each passing day the Internet grows all the more to include more users.