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    Is the cyberworld really beneficial?

    This topic was probably raised before.... but I would like to address it again

    Is the internet really a good thing?

    Sure, the net is helpful in a way that it is a fast-paced ready-access to various activities such as information on certain topics, email, contact with friends, online games, online dating, shopping, and forums such as this one.

    But does it bring more positive effects than harm? Harm, such as the arising net crime problems that people all around the globe have been experiencing.

    Viruses and bugs that provide ready access to personal information to hackers. Children with ready access to porn sites.

    And even such problems as the obsession with computer games.... people who spend their days tucked down there in a corner in the basement playing Runescape or whatever online game.

    How are your views on this topic?
    And if you were allowed to choose... would you rather have the internet or not?
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    Re: Is the cyberworld really beneficial?

    Hmmm.. The internet has it's ups and downs like most things. It really depends on the individual, though. My friend spent $60 bucks for some gold in the world of warcraft. To me, that's a bit extreme. Like myself, I'm on whenever. I use the internet to buy plane tickets to go home, order things, contact friends, save pics, learn some guitar tabs, etc. Now, if you're into downloading hacks, punters, and stuff, you're bound to crash your own computer and get into some serious trouble. All should be well if your careful on what you download and have virus protectors and firewalls. Like they say, you can never be too safe.

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    Re: Is the cyberworld really beneficial?

    i think the internet is very produtive
    for the simple fact it has limtless possability's
    like your pc could'nt update itself you would
    have to go somwhere and spend a butt load of
    money to update your pc. plus you learn alot of
    thing's online like what a zygot is and so forth.
    and its also a awesome way to meet new friend's
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    Re: Is the cyberworld really beneficial?

    to me the internet is a great tool, even though it has negatvie effects (like every thing else has) the possitve effect just can't be over looked. if u look at it this way, the net has foundalmental allow people to interact with others on the other side of the world. you can easily access information (however it may be false), but u get that nearly anywhere u go.

    but as u said before there is also hacker and viruses that can crash ur computer, or basically steel ur money right under ur nose. but the internet has only made it slightly easier for them, and no matter where u go in society these people will always be there, and they don't reily on the net to do the evil deeds.

    so in the end we have to make a decision whether to use the net and accept the negative effect that comes with it. but these things can be reduce, and its up to u how we use it. but like all things, lets not get to carried away from playing with our toy .

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    Re: Is the cyberworld really beneficial?

    yeah it is, internet is not only to get info it is also for porn.

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    Re: Is the cyberworld really beneficial?

    Based on most of the posts (ketaro, I assume that porn is a pro for internet? XD) It seems that members of AO are siding for the internet..... hehe, naturally that would happen

    It's true that the dangers of net crimes can be reduced, and I agree that meeting friends on the net is priceless....

    However, so is life. And many lives have been lost and ruined through various forms such as hacking, paedophilia, fraud, kidnapping, etc (mostly targeted on unwary children and money) Some of these could have not been executed were it not for the convenient use of the net.
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    Re: Is the cyberworld really beneficial?

    The internet has it's good and bad sides, just like a sport you have fun doing it but there is the possibility that you could be hurt. One of the positive things about the internet is that you can share your ideas and thoughts with hundreds of people simultaneously which would otherwise be impossible or very difficult, the aspect of the internet which I love most.
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    Re: Is the cyberworld really beneficial?

    Quote Originally Posted by bassdudez
    However, so is life. And many lives have been lost and ruined through various forms such as hacking, paedophilia, fraud, kidnapping, etc (mostly targeted on unwary children and money) Some of these could have not been executed were it not for the convenient use of the net.
    i don't think thats entirely true, i think those things have been around for ages. it just with the internet it has made things alot more easier for them. if u look at fraud, people can easily get ur details not by hacking into ur computer, but by simply looks through ur garbage, and taking some of ur bank records, or other type of information. but computers and printers have made it much easier for people to commit fraud, by printing off fake doccument like birthcertificates and other things like checks, and u don't need the net to do those things.

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