The Internet has been changing since it’s beginning, thus giving it a long history. What I find interesting is the mode in which we access the Internet and how those devices have evolved over the years. When did the norm become being an outcast if you don’t possess an iPhone? Why is it that my mom finds comfort in knowing I’m across the pond so long as we can Face Time every once in a while? We have an odd relationship, technology and humanity. Though seemingly equally dependent, we can survive without it while technology would not survive without its users.
The one goal that has remained constant throughout the changing foundation of the Internet is it’s main purpose: making communication easier. Starting with ARPANET, the contributions of military and computer scientists has only heightened telecommunication transmission technology. The idea is spreading the word and expanding the audience by making technology accessible to everyone is thriving today with handheld computers that we like to call iPhones. Counter culture helped to free us from stereotypes and turn the Internet into a judgment free playground. I question that exact concept, is the way we use the Internet today judgment free? Near and far I’ve come across the same conclusion, people who are constantly on their phone, making posts, capturing every moment not with their own divine memory rather a device, are the people not forming real, enduring relationships or chasing their dreams. Perhaps due to the sad truth that involves being trapped behind a screen where we can judge others and create whatever life of our own we desire.