Category Archives: Internet Effects

Internet+ Effects: Waining Interest in History and Increasing Awareness of the Present

There’s lots of whining about the waining interest in history.  None’s to blame for history’s decline in popularity and interest in history is not going to increase, no matter how shrill and numerous  the complaints and regardless of how many … Continue reading

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Internet Effects On The Poor

The Internet is affecting almost everything, including programs for assisting the world’s poorest people.  Check out this Wall Street Journal article. So, if you want to assist poor people in the best possible way, do it via the Internet.  You … Continue reading

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Merge with AI

A recent development that might help us keep up with advances in the Internet and Internet-related hard- and software (computers, smartphones, sensors, the cloud, Google, etc.) comes from Elton Musk’s “newest venture, Neuralink, a California company that plans to develop a … Continue reading

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Effects of World Wide Web

“passing laws changes little, or takes a generation or longer to have effect.  Deep changes to people’s lives can be made almost instantly, however, by the introduction a new technology that everyone wants. . . . [T]he world wide web … Continue reading

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Internet+ Effects: Declining Significance of Nation-States and Governments

Updated May 21, 2020 The 21st century—certainly since 2007 with the emergence of the smartphone and cloud computing—is the Internet+ Age; a time in which the Internet, with attendant hardware (e.g., computers, smartphones, and sensors) and software (e.g., the cloud, … Continue reading

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Internet Effects: They Have, Right Now, Another You

The Internet and attendant hardware and software allows companies/platforms to collect data on Internet users and via algorithms reconstruct who we, in many respects, are. Moreover, we’re not able to access, modify, and/or delete our reconstructed selves. “Facebook”, Sue Halpern … Continue reading

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Internet Effects: Smartphones Change Human Character and Relationships

We live in the Internet Age and this means that the Internet and accompanying hardware and software alter human character and relationships. Here are a few comments from a New York Review of Books essay, “In the Depths of the … Continue reading

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Internet Effects On Polling and Hand-Wringing

Updated November 5, 2020 Review of Kirby Goidel, et al., Political Polling in the Digital Age Contributors to this collection of previously presented conference papers discuss how the Internet and attendant hard- and software accentuate limitations endemic to polling. For example, … Continue reading

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Internet Effects: Coarse, Extreme Statements

One of the effects of the Internet (and now I’m quoting and paraphrasing from a Chicago Tribune article by Michael Finnegan, 10/4/15) is that it fosters coarse, extreme statements by political candidates.  After Republican presidential candidate, Ben Carson, said that … Continue reading

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