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How the All-Knowing Internet May Save Our Planet


Green Lifestyle  (tags: environment, eco-friendly, greenliving, protection, technology )

Cher
- 253 days ago - greenerideal.com
Although most technologies haven't reduced the amount of paper we consume, email has certainly cut the number of letters we send through the post office.



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Kamia T. (72)
Friday February 14, 2014, 12:38 pm
I'm not sure, with all the hacking that can and does go on, that I want an Internet that is making my decisions for me -- especially since here in the US anyway, it is set up so that the entire internet can be turned off in the event of a "national emergency," and WHO says what that is?
 

Jinny L. (71)
Friday February 14, 2014, 12:54 pm
The internet has good and also bad. But anything that the internet does that is good for the planet I'm all for it. And just a note....it is not "our" planet....it belongs to every specie and living thing including the rainforests, oceans, etc. that occupies it. Thanks Cher for sharing.
 

Jeremy S. (3)
Friday February 14, 2014, 2:05 pm
The problem with this whole idea, and people's conception of the Internet, is inherent in the title of this article. The Internet itself doesn't know anything--it's made up of lots of pieces of information, which human beings (or whatever species inherits our kingdom after we're gone) can interpret--but the Internet itself doesn't know a thing! That's like talking about Smart Cars--the cars, if you ask them a question, probably can't answer.

Getting back to the Internet--it's still made up of web pages made by human beings. Some are smart human beings, some aren't. But human beings all the same, with the faults and good points that go with that. So I don't think the human mind is going to be replaced anytime soon--any more than will be postal service or paper books.

And if computers were to be able to replace human beings--that's scary!
 

Birgit W. (147)
Friday February 14, 2014, 2:12 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (446)
Friday February 14, 2014, 4:07 pm
I am so much in the minority , I still have to comment. I hate the internet for what it has done in reducing our children's knowing how to write a letter to rubble. I am not advocating the return of embossed stationary, I am talking about a thank you letter for a birthday gift that was not sent mass email.
In many school districts, script writing has taken a back seat other more "important" educational subjects. When the day comes when children cannot read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution in it's original form, this country is in big trouble.
The internet may have had an effect on paper reduction, but at what cost?
 

. (0)
Friday February 14, 2014, 5:16 pm
Very true, Cher. Thanks for sharing.
 

Angela J. (64)
Friday February 14, 2014, 8:09 pm
Thank you.
 

Tere M. (76)
Friday February 14, 2014, 8:36 pm
Noted. ~
 

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Friday February 14, 2014, 10:07 pm
To simplistic.

How about the actual Carrying capacity of the Earth(amount of people it can hold) which we are rapidly approaching.
 

monka blank (82)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 4:12 am
I agree with Allan Yorkowitz.
 

gabriele jefferson (148)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 4:32 am
note, shared on fb & twitter
 

Freya H. (304)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 7:38 am
The Internet is cloud with a silver lining. It can be used for both boon and bane. It has helped unite communities for good - an example is right in front of your nose this very second - but also for bad. It helps information and ideas spread much more quickly, but has also created a new breed of evildoer. However, all technology has its up side and its down side. Let us encourage using the "light side" of the Internet and be Jedi rather than Sith.
 

Dave C. (216)
Saturday February 15, 2014, 11:28 am
thanks....love the discussion.....it would help if the energy to run the "all knowing internet" was clean....wish I could get my picture to change....it changed back on its own and won't change back the giraffe I want so it could be me or it could be "the internet" is not perfect
 

Elizabeth M. (67)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 11:57 am
Allan Yorkowitz and Jeremy S. I am in total agreement with both of you!
Thanks for the article, even though I do not agree with it, Cher.
 

Leanne B. (27)
Sunday February 16, 2014, 3:51 pm
It's still boils down to humans choosing use it for good or bad. Thanks for posting.
 

Sara P. (60)
Monday February 17, 2014, 9:10 am
Thanks for sharing Cher.
 
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