Some people think the internet is a good thing. The most powerful educational tool the world has ever known. It’s preserving our history, making sure that in the future we never forget the past. When disaster struck Asia, the volume of aid donated by ordinary people through websites outweighed that of their own governments. The internet is a place that is free of state regulation, censorship and control. The only place where freedom of speech truly exists. Orwell was wrong. It is not the state that holds all the power. It is us. Some people think the internet is a good thing. What do you think? Discuss
Some people think the internet is a bad thing. Thanks to the internet, your identity can be stolen, your home invaded and your savings robbed without anyone setting foot inside your door. The internet is one of the most dangerous weapons every created. A way for the unhinged to spread evil, free of supervision or censorship. A place for mankind to exercise its darkest desires. An open market where you can purchase anything you want. Orwell was right. The internet has taken us to a place where everything we do is watched, monitored and processed without us ever realising. Some people think the internet is a bad thing. What do you think? Discuss. AOL.