With the amount of information that is available, people can become experts on just about anything. A perfect example is interior designing. With the internet and television, a person with no experience can go and find the perfect shower curtain for their bathroom. You may think shower curtains aren’t important, but it is the fact that it used to be a designer that got paid to do all of that work. Someone can go online and find a how to site that tells them all the steps to installing a sink or new countertops. The increased amount of available information can have both its advantages and disadvantages.
One advantage that many see is that it allows people to do many jobs on their own. This eliminates the hassle and cost of hiring an outside source. The fact that a person can find out how to practically build their entire house could essentially eliminate the whole need for construction workers. It is only a matter of how much time the person may have. That is where all this information can have its downside. Eventually, people are going to become so able to rely on themselves that it will mean there are no need for certain occupations. Some might even say that it could ruin our society because everyone will become so self reliant.
Another argument that can be had over information and its accessibility is its effects on jobs. It can be seen as a plus for the reason that it provides many jobs in the technology world. With so much information, there is a high need for people who can relay it on to the people and keep track of it all. This is a growing field because it has not been around for very long. The other side to this argument is that in a time of economic struggle, it is taking business away from many people. Libraries are losing people because they can find so much online. Movie stores lose business because movies can be found on the internet. The amount of information that people have access to is beyond belief. Now people have become experts at hacking and stealing more information than they are privileged to. Information can be a dangerous thing.
This is a very interesting argument. The internet and other ways of providing information to people are not going away anytime soon. However, no one knows the long term effects that it could have on our society. It is a debate that could be had forever because the future is the unknown. We will not know if there are going to be negative effects until it might be too late. At the same time, we do not know how life would be without television, cell phones, or the internet. Some even argue that the internet is one of the most revolutionary inventions of mankind’s history. Despite how you feel about the amount of information available and the ways that we can access it, you cannot deny that it does play a big role in our lives.
Source by Chuck R Stewart