Cyberspace : If You Don 't Love It, Leave It

872 Words Sep 10th, 2014 4 Pages
In Esther Dyson’s “Cyberspace: If You Don’t Love It, Leave It”, the existence of the internet is seen as potentially dangerous to today’s society. Dyson insists that the internet was once a sanctuary for tech savvy individuals such as gamers and professionals like engineers. The author focuses on the negative websites and communities that are often found offensive to the majority. She thinks the World Wide Web harbors a lot of power. This power can be accessed and conquered easily by most of the population. According to Dyson, responsibility is the key to changing the future (295). Her argument is convincing but slightly unrealistic. The internet seems to be growing into a whole other alternate universe. Society’s rapidly growing technology industry will only be harder to regulate. Most people will do what they want, when they want especially when it comes to the internet. The use of rhetorical questions in Dyson’s essay effectively reveals how concerned she is regarding the different communities coming together and possibly interacting while online. In her second paragraph, The author questions rather the groups “can get along”(295) and mentions that the only thing that gets the public’s reaction is the speculation that children are fully accessing adult sites(295). Dyson seems to be very eager to expose the truth and in order to change her audience’s view of World Wide Web, she made a connection between cyberspace and real estate “Some property is privately owned and…

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