What’s the Difference between Real Life and The Internet?

Dimensions of the One Machine

Today it contains approximately 1.2 billion personal computers,  2.7 billion cell phones, 1.3 billion land phones, 27 million data servers, and 80 million wireless PDAs. The processor chips of all these parts are feeding the computation of the internet/web/telecommunications system.  (the technium)

How did we go from — January 1982, when we created…  The very first version of the Internet was nothing more than an experimental “TCP/IP Test Network”.  (wiki)  Here is the map of of that first original “test network” we now call The Internet…

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And now, our entire lives have transformed…

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And more…

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In many ways our lives seem to have BECOME the internet…   As demonstrated in the following video, which is based on a true story.

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UPDATE: As you can see, YouTube removed this video “due to a copyright claim by Viacom International Inc.”  Viacom is really stupid and short-sighted for doing that.  The viral spreading of that short video clip would only have resulted in MILLIONS more people watching that episode of South Park when it finally does air.  Anyway…

This clip, called “No Internet“, WILL become available again VERY SOON.  You can count on it.  Someone will upload it again.  And as as soon as it is available, you will find it here:

  1. Google Video Search, or
  2. with commercials at the South Park Studios Official Site

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The Internet has all but completely replaced our old-fashioned customs of social interchange.  With the invention of so-called “Social Networking” sites, we no longer need to go to cocktail parties or singles clubs to meet people.  We are automatically introduced to friends of our real-life friends, as well as being able to browse through virtual catalogs of complete strangers who have things in common with us — or at least appear to be physically attractive to us.

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As The Internet quickly becomes the world’s number one entertainment media network, it was bound to happen.  We have a whole new breed of “stars”.  Video Stars who have become globally famous overnight.  And are forgotten almost as fast — without ever earning a cent from their fame.

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However, as the following video humorously illustrates, the number one use of the Internet is…

Well, let me put it this way.

Try doing a Google search for: US Virgin Islands

What do you get?

Results 110 of about 218,000,000 for porn

“Pornographer!   Pornographer!   How can you call me that?!?   I don’t even own a pornograph!”

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In the future…   Imagine what it will be like…  when all these little kids, who wear born and grew up in an Internet world, are the adults designing the future…

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One thought on “What’s the Difference between Real Life and The Internet?

  1. Eduardo Ojeda

    Hi. First thank you very much for allowing that people who is not member of word press can leave you comments.
    Well… I think you have published a very important point of view of a real situation: The relation between Internet and the real life: what are their limits?
    I’m agree with you, now children are growing up having access to the newest technology. Now little children use a computer even before they learn to read of writte.
    Also, Internet has become part of the life of thousand of people; we use Internet for almost everything, and now Internet is not only a “virtual” tool. Actually, we can be sure that actions we do in the Internet it can have a consecuence or reaction in our real life, like: meeting people in social networks, buying products, paying bills, checking the wheater report, sending/receiving emails…
    The question is… What will happen in 10 years? How the Internet will influence our life?

    A couple of weeks ago, I posted something about it in my blog, it is a video called “Did you know? 2.0”. I wonder if you can see it:
    http://eojeda101.blogspot.com/2008/03/sabias-que-20.html

    Amazing, don’t you think?

    Reply

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