This week on The Point: the internet!
Does the internet change people's brains? Some worry that people's brains and attention spans are being changed because of the influence of the internet. People know more today than in the past, but is their knowledge as deep? Does the internet grow our ideas, or make us too lazy to develop our own? These questions and more will be discussed this week on The Point! Check out the full show later this week.
Cara Santa Maria, Host of Huffington Post's "Talk Nerdy To Me"
Catie Lazarus, Host and Writer, "Employee of the Month"
Brett Erlich, Host and contributor for Current TV, "The War Room"
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Yeah. Me too. I kept hearing, "Internet bubble....lip ring lip ring lip ring...communicate... lip ring lip ring lip ring". I guess the lesson is, if you don't want anyone to pay attention to what you are saying, put something on your lip that makes it look like you forgot to wipe some food off of your face.
I think I speak for a lot of guys when I say, Please forgive me for focusing upon the beautiful woman and not the important subject they so wish to convey with equal billing. This show that while we have come a long way in equal rights for woman we still need to come a long way. BTW Did I mention How gorgeous intelligent woman can be. ;-)
Great to use it but never let it uses you.
believe me it's more than important when you be in grave like where I'm now because the internet is my only way to connect with the world but even in this grave I never let it control on me or let me forget how much wonderful to read book while you listen to soft jazz a way from the internet.
I pride myself on keeping a open mind However the young lady on your panel with the lip ring kept my attention but for the wrong reasons . I tried not to notice her piercing but for some reason my eyes kept going back to it. By the time convinced myself that I was being silly I was no longer interested in the rest of the content that I wanted to hear. Food for thought.
We have to hope a certain class or religion don't get total control of the internet. In the 90's there was great concerns about our children being caught up in the internet and not being able to function with friends or family. Today i can go online and learn to build anything from destructive to creative. In my opinion, i prefer a simple life at the same time, the internet has proven to be a great tool.
The internet is wonderful in providing access to information. But it is up to each of us to actually read that information. O' bother...
And since there is so much information available, we have to sift through it all and then take the time to analyze it. O' bother, bother...
And once we've found the information, took the time to actually read it, sifted through it all, and then made the effort to analyze it, only then can we hope to understand it. O' dear, it's really too much of a bother...
I remember some time ago watching a great TED talk (I believe it was by a guy named Shirky...-something) and he made a great point that the internet is value neutral, meaning it can be good or bad. For instance, Cara mentioned how you can find like-minded people over the net that you didn't even know existed. Example: there are actually support groups for anorexicgirls who give each other tips on how to "stay in shape".
I know what the dictionary says. Gnostic means Knowledge. Theism means Belief. Knowledge and Belief are not the same thing. You can be Gnostic or Agnostic, just like you can be a Theist or an Atheist. I am Agnostic, because I do not claim to have knowledge of God, but I also do not believe that any gods exist. Those are different things and should have a different terms denoting that, thus Agnostic Atheist. Most people just align with one side or the other, but they are different.
Um, that is a little silly because I am an Agnostic Atheist. Agnostic means, "not having KNOWLEDGE of" and Atheist is "not having a BELIEF in deities." So, I do not have direct knowledge that any gods exists, so I am agnostic and through reflection, education and experience, I have no belief that any gods exists, therefore an atheist. They are two different words with very, very specific meanings. Knowledge, what you can know, versus what you believe.
I would say the internet changes people's attention spans. You can be addicted to the internet if you use it socially quite a lot. Even gamers would use the internet a lot when they're chatting with their fellow clan members on a forum.
Germany and Finland at the forefront of Internet legislation. In 2009 Finland declares the Internet as a basic legal right(if you want internet they HAVE to provide it, no matter where you live).
And now Germany considers access to the Internet as a Human Right.
One of these was the former Third Reich, and the other is a small, little known, Nordic country with a harsh past.
And now they are more progressive than the Land of Freedom. Time does strange things.
Never had internet growing up. In high school I had to drive to the library to use the internet on my own time. And I didn't own a cellphone until I was 20 years old. I use to rock a Motorola pager though!
Wikipedia is good if the article uses sources and sites those sources cause you can following the information. I would suggest people use it but like all things, use it with caution and always try to find where the information is coming from.
Just to put it out there, but people that weren't raised with the internet aren't necessarily generally elderly. People in their 30's on up weren't raised with the internet. That's far from being elderly. Only 20 somethings would think in terms of the elderly being the ones that generally weren't raised with the internet. heh.
I don't think that nobody knows how to speak in person anymore. Kids still talk - ask teachers. How do you judge the social scale? The internet lets people to be more social. Although I don't think there has been a significant decline in oral skills I am not sure that even if there was a decline it would mean our ability to socialize with each other has, overall, diminished. People always say what you are saying though... I think it's kind of like a catch phrase with little or no real meaning
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