The Internet has become an essential component of everyday social and business atmospheres. Trillions of URL’s have been indexed by major search engines. More than 35% of research papers published today involve collaboration between researchers in different countries. In addition, crucial debate over research findings in online forums can help eliminate information gaps. Social behavior in organizations is also affected by use of computers and communication technologies. New shifts in employment from the suburbs and cities to more remote areas point towards a more independent workforce (ability to operate anywhere). Overall, the increase in access of verifiable information via the web has led to intellectual advancements, and increased self-awareness among users.
For starters, the internet has failed general populations in a few regards. A person’s ability to focus is being undermined by bursts of information. It’s true that access to information doesn’t equate to intelligence. The ability to look up a fact, doesn’t mean the fact is understood or its context. The Internet is a tool to help us learn but doesn’t replace learning itself. A common pool of thought is that we’re relying on Google to store knowledge long-term, instead of our own brains. People are used to consuming bite-sized chunks of information compiled by an algorithm. This must be having an impact on the brain, but it is too simplistic to say that one change can equate to universal stupidity. The Internet is a dangerous platform for politicians to infect society by dividing the unity of people by producing casteism material on the internet. This material is used to get votes and favor people in the election. Societies will become handicapped very soon if such political practices continue to be ignored by people on the Internet and social media. Not everything said on the internet is true so it’s important to gather information from many sources before deciding what to remember and what to ignore. As AI’s thought processes and social processes progress with software, we lose some of the personal depth and distinctiveness that has long characterized a vibrant intellectual life. Mobile information systems are important for ambient intelligence, since the majority of actuators rely on wireless technologies and on big data to collect, store, and process the data. Following algorithms tends to flatten our thoughts and emotions, making us more machine-like. Unfortunately, productivity levels of people on the common social networking sites were 1.5% lower than those that did not engage with social media, proving that some forms of connections have vulnerabilities. Long periods of time online are making kids more sedentary, leading to obesity and related health problems. Studies on hypertext suggest that links actually impede comprehension by interrupting the reader’s concentration. It’s important to remember that there have always been links in writing and thought. The Net shifts emphasis of our intelligence, away from a meditative or contemplative intelligence and in the direction of utilitarian intelligence. Zipping among lots of bits of information.
In 1950, people were getting less than half of the answers correct in non-verbal intelligence tests, on average. By 2014, that average had risen to near 70%. The smartest person in the world could well be behind a plow in China or India. Providing universal access to information will allow such people to realize their full potential, providing benefits to the entire world. The Internet is a major economic driver because of exponential growth in access to technology this century. It’s complicated trying to estimate the size of the Internet market, but more importantly the Internet enables digital transformation in the economy, thus challenging many traditional sectors. The quality of the internet depends on what we put on it. Contrasting from the idea of relying on search engines: Our brains use information stored in the long-term memory to facilitate critical thinking. Today, social entrepreneurs are able to influence a wider audience on personal, economic and environmental topics through social media, podcasts, and eBooks. Social networking sites have actually been found to enhance existing friendships, although some individuals benefit more than others. More human-friendly, intelligence-enhancing Internet focused on information processing, in an attempt to shift away from a shallow mode of learning characterized by quick scanning, reduced contemplation, and memory consolidation. The biggest positive impact of the internet on society is the popularity of social media websites. Societies around the globe are removing the geographical barriers between people; becoming stronger, developed and more intelligent. The future will include the use intelligent machines, to whom we delegate both simple and complex tasks leading to increased skill to make logical choice.