Many years ago no one could ever imagine that such a thing as the Internet would be invented. Nowadays, life without the Internet for the most people is unimaginable. In my opinion every invention has its time, and the Internet is the greatest invention of our time.
Firstly, the Internet provides an enormous amount of information. Everyone can find all types of information on millions of topics. Also, people are able to find information on every subject they are interested in. However, this easy access to so much information can sometimes be dangerous. For example, one primary disadvantage is that children may get exposed to information that they aren’t supposed to access such as pornographic materials, violent movies. The internet has also encouraged fraudsters who benefit from innocent users who are easily deceived to give their bank details and send money to get fake products.
Secondly, people are using the internet for communication. Today, we can initiate real-time communication with someone who is in another part of the world in my personal experience I use all time Skype to communicate with my family and close friends.
People can participate in social networks like “Facebook” , “Twitter”, “Couchsurfing”,etc. They can keep in touch with their friends in distant places, or make new ones. Nevertheless, this way of communication can sometimes be inefficient. Face-to-face conversation, at least in my opinion, is much better. Furthermore, a disvantage is easy to waste a lot of time on the internet. We can start surfing, and then realize far more time has passed than you realized. Internet and television together of added to the more sedentary lifestyles of people. Moreover, the Internet include the access of personal information such as our name and address by other people and clogging up of unsolicited e-mails that serve no purpose and are unnecessary.
Last but not least, the invention of the Internet could not be even possible without some earlier inventions and discoveries. First it was the discovery of fire, then the invention of the wheel. Later it was electricity, the telegraph and the computer. All this led to the invention of the Internet.
It can be concluded that, there are many great inventions, every one of them important for its time. The Internet, even with its flaws, is the most important invention of our modern time.