- Michael Bradham
- Haleiwa, HI
- United States
This conversation is closed.
Internet use is similar to driving.
Internet use is a privilege, like driving is.
To drive one must learn how to drive, practice, pass a written test, pass an eye test, pass a driving test. To drive safely one must consider many things as they drive. Safe drivers often get into accidents with reckless drivers.
To use internet, one must separate life with internet, from life without internet. Many tests occur; emotional, physical, mental, thought harboring. Creating a life which does not depend on internet, may provide a constant to compare to life with internet use.
As safe drivers often get involved in accidents with reckless drivers, an internet user who separates internet life from life without internet, often gets involved with internet users who do not separate internet life from life without internet.
What would roads be like if they were open and free, without surveillance?
What would internet be like if was open and free, without surveillance?
What would roads be like if no one could take away privilege to drive?
What would internet be like if someone could take away privilege to use internet?
Design of vehicles and roads creates situations when accidents happen.
Design of humans and internet creates situations when internet use affects actions performed away from internet.
In my experience, time without internet leads to less dependence on internet. I see no problem with depending on technology/internet for many things. But I see a problem with not realizing when a choice has been made to depend on internet instead of depending on something else. Time away from internet may lead to realizing independence from internet/technology, may lead to finding other things to depend on. If that can happen, may be surveillance can be seen for what it is, and always has been; a necessity. The amount of internet surveillance appears to be directly related to amount of dependence/reliance internet used for.