By Mackenzie Dixon
As many of you know, technology has become one of the biggest factors in modern-day lives. Every where you turn, there is someone on their iPhone, iPad, Macbook, Chromebook, and on and on… But the big question still stands about the origin of modern technology.
What made the Internet so powerful?
More than three billion people are using the Internet as we speak (time.com). You wake up to your phone, eat with your phone, walk with your phone, talk with your phone, and wonder why so many negative epidemics are beginning. It is called the Monster without a Face!
The Internet allows you to do whatever you wish and be whoever you want to be without anyone knowing. Depression rates have increased due to the false images that people have placed in the heads of our youth about body image. Everyone wants to be toothpick thin and have luxurious hair down to their feet, but that is not possible for most people in any way or fashion.
Everyone has their own unique body structure and way of life. The Internet is introducing different trends to the world that no one would probably even think of in a million years. Do this. Do that. Be this. Be that.
But once the computer shuts and the phones dies, then who are you?
It is extremely hard living in a tech savvy society. Even children know how to work computers before they are able to walk or talk. Now you don’t even have to leave your house to get food, because “UberEats” handles that for you. You can alter your body and place fake images in other’s heads to make yourself seem popular. You can bully people who you would never stand up to in person if your life depended on it. You can hold conversations with a total stranger and live a fairy tale of a life, online.
These are the factors that make the Internet so powerful and the people so weak. No one realizes the direct harm it is doing to your body and life as a whole. The Internet has made you so dependent on it, that sometimes you can not function without it. Communication skills are decreasing, self-image is being taunted, and morals have devalued.
These horrible epidemics will continue to worsen at the rapid pace the Internet is growing.
Just what are you doing to retain your sense of self in our ever-increasing age of the Internet?