Virginia Heffernan: Mother of the Internet

By Francesca Phillip

As an eclectic 16 year old, eager to learn and consider all of the possibilities in the universe, I truly appreciate the outlook on the internet, a MAJOR part of my life and who I am, presented by Virginia Heffernan.

You have shared some interesting and thought provoking ideas about how the internet affects us as a society growing from an analog age into the digital age. The internet is not just a single fragment of what technology is in this generation; it’s not just search engines and social media, yet it is a mosaic of everything we know and create. It allows us to express ourselves in a way that wouldn’t be possible otherwise. We are able to create bonds, form relationships with people on the other side of the globe, and gain an immense amount of knowledge. The internet is the most colorful aspect of our society, which is something that many people don’t think about. It contains all types of art, far beyond art created on paper or on canvas. I can see how the internet is moving us, like a mother supporting her child.

My question for you is:

In what ways do you think the internet changed us for the worse? Is it possible that the internet could lead to society’s collapse?

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