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The internet could have saved mankind from ignorance...now it's just a cesspool of hatred

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posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:23 PM
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a reply to: MagesticEsoteric




The internet gave us all that opportunity and, as a whole, we wasted it.


Most people do waste it and use it as a platform to stroke their egos & light entertainment.

But some of us recognize the incredible resource the www. is and use it to make an obscene amount of money with very little effort. There is information available but most of the users are simply to stupid or lazy to take advantage of it.






edit on 22-1-2017 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)




posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:24 PM
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originally posted by: Indigent
a reply to: rickymouse

Easy to access porn a mistake?



You will likely disagree with me but YES!!!

Exploitation



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:29 PM
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a reply to: Aliensun

Agree ...its like the TV , don't like the channel then change it .Look and seek what it is that interests you rather then saying 57 channels and nothing on .



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:31 PM
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a reply to: MagesticEsoteric

You may know I said it as a joke.

I'm fully aware that if there is something, there is going to be someone somewhere that is against it.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:33 PM
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originally posted by: MagesticEsoteric

originally posted by: rickymouse
a reply to: MagesticEsoteric

I have to agree, I see about half negativity on the net recently and it is not going to go away anytime soon. It allows negative people to pool together and get more confidence. I am beginning to think overall that it was a mistake.



It's ugliness at its worst!

I wish I saw your optimism in that it is only about half negativity.

It's certainly not going away either...I definitely agree with you on that.



The other half is Facebook, people taking selfies on trips, posting all sorts of funny or weird stuff, showing pictures of their kids. It is as bad as having to sit through home movies after someone got home from vacation years ago taken on a super 8.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:35 PM
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Think of the Internet as a mirror...a reflection of ourselves...

Or, better yet:


"If you hate a person, you hate something in him that is part yourself. What isn't part ourselves doesn't disturb us."

- Hermann Hesse



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:36 PM
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originally posted by: Aliensun
a reply to: MagesticEsoteric

The internet is like visiting a large city. There are many different neighborhoods in each city. You can visit that serve your interests. Where you linger determines what you see and learn. What's your flavor, slums as a regular habitat or just visits? Buildings that contain the knowledge of the universe, or entertainment establishments? A quick dashing about according to you personal whims? Yes! That is that is what the internet is all about, it goes where you mouse takes you.


You sre absolutely right!!!! And, In a way, you describe the very reasons why I limit my time online.

Nevertheless, my experiences and observations while here, are still the same and why I don't stick around very long.

I've been a member on ats "officially" since 2010. I've visited and read since around 2004.

I'm not very active for the very reason I mentioned earlier.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:38 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT
I hope you are right.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:40 PM
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a reply to: CulturalResilience

Interesting reply...

I'll admit my own ignorance..,would you mind expanding on your thoughts s but.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:40 PM
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originally posted by: Indigent
a reply to: rickymouse

Easy to access porn a mistake?



the internet probably should be limited to just porn and video games since a lot of people don`t know how to handle the rest of what the internet offers.
if they want to argue politics let them go out in person and do it that should eliminate 90% of the political arguments in society.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:44 PM
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a reply to: mikegrouchy

I had no idea about any of that MySpace/Facebook stuff.

Are there any links still out there u can post?



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:44 PM
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Is a thunderstorm not a visceral beauty? An active volcano?

All forces of nature of this magnitude are both miraculous and deadly. The Internet is no different. A tool that can both set you free and enslave you in the same breath. The trick is to command the storm and follow the eye.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:52 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I have never participated in Facebook.

It never really made sense to me although, I could, to some degree, respect the original purpose...sort of. Lol

My take was this...if I still wanted you as a friend, you would still be my friend.

Otherwise, piss off.., I don't want to be your friend.

Quite simple the way I look at it.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 07:57 PM
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originally posted by: MagesticEsoteric
a reply to: CulturalResilience

Interesting reply...

I'll admit my own ignorance..,would you mind expanding on your thoughts s but.



I'll try. I chose the Tower of Babel analogy because the internet is, in one sense a common language among all. To make use of another biblical theme, Mass social media has made us guilty, for a second time of eating the fruit of the forbidden tree. We can now know the thoughts and hearts of everyone, that in a sense has made us "as gods" , having the knowledge of good and evil.

The question is will the price of that knowledge be a removal further from paradise, or our return to it, and is the power to determine that outcome truly ours now?



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I have never participated in Facebook.

It never really made sense to me although, I could, to some degree, respect the original purpose...sort of. Lol

My take was this...if I still wanted you as a friend, you would still be my friend.

Otherwise, piss off.., I don't want to be your friend.

Quite simple the way I look at it.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 08:00 PM
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a reply to: MagesticEsoteric

Hey...im not without blame...but you're right and it's sad



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 08:02 PM
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It is what you make it...you, not anyone else.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: Tardacus

originally posted by: Indigent
a reply to: rickymouse

Easy to access porn a mistake?



the internet probably should be limited to just porn and video games since a lot of people don`t know how to handle the rest of what the internet offers.
if they want to argue politics let them go out in person and do it that should eliminate 90% of the political arguments in society.


While I can understand your point, the thought repulses me.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 08:10 PM
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a reply to: Geki09

I completely appreciate your anology but, I don't necessarily agree with the point of what you are saying.

Nevertheless, it was very interesting how you tied nature and mankind vehicles of change into one.



posted on Jan, 22 2017 @ 08:16 PM
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originally posted by: InTheLight
It is what you make it...you, not anyone else.


Of course, in theory..

I didn't create the internet and I choose to not spread hate and division like others choose to do.


So, I'm not sure exactly what you mean.


When I read the vile nonsense, what should I make of it exactly?

Other than ignorance...




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