Net Is a Waste

912 WordsFeb 13, 20134 Pages
In the essay “The Net Is a Waste of Time” by William Gibson, he talks about how he is an “avid browser of the World Wide Web.” While people find this to be odd and his wife finds it positively perverse, Gibson thinks differently saying “I, however, scent big changes afoot, possibilities that were never quite as manifest in earlier incarnations of the Net” (Gibson 691). While some people think he is wasting his time with the web, he believes it will be the tool of the future. Even though the internet has greatly changed since Gibson wrote this essay, I believe that the internet will continue to grow, and will become a bigger part of our everyday lives. When Gibson wrote this essay in 1996 the web was new, and there is about a TV in every…show more content…
Now, technology has replaced assembly line workers being able to work ten times faster than man, more and more companies are choosing machine over man power. This has created a new job market for man, creating and repairing the machines when it breaks down. I’m sure you all have heard or used Red Box, this and the ability to download movies right from your TV has practically destroyed the movie renting business. When was the last time you saw a Blockbuster or Hollywood Video? Technology is all created to make our lives easier. Our lives have become too easy and we are beginning to become too lazy, even to get an education. In a study by Travis Waldron called Nearly Half of America’s College Students Drop Out Before Receiving A Degree, “Only 56 percent of the students who enter America’s colleges and universities graduate within six years, while only 29 percent of students who enter two-year programs complete their degrees within three years.” Since machines are taking over some skill jobs that people could get without having completed high school. Now we need an education more than ever to find a job. I’m not saying that another Y2K is going to happen, or robots are going to try to take over the human race like in the movie iRobot. We need to be careful how much we depend on technology; we have already become an obese nation. Gibson writes “Technology would leave us less and less to do” Gibson (692). We need to leave technology where it is, and let
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