What is the purpose of the Internet?
This quostion is not being able to even for those who use it everyday,
and know its nature very well.
When back in the days people started to connect computers
from academic, government and bussiness networks into one world wide web,
they focused the most on its role as a communication instrument.
But what is the communication then?
People are communicating to each other since the the begining of our history.
Homo Sapiens unlike other species, has the language,
which happened to be the main tool for interacting to each other.
Language or speaking in general, was developed over the ability to make
sounds using the mouth, it is often complemented with body language,
facial expressions, gestures.
The only thing used for communication was only human body.
But this was not enough, as it only allowed to communicate with someone
who is in direct sight or close enough to hear what others say.
The more people communicated, the more they became dependent on this.
Communication allowed people to collaborate,-
to work more productively in order to achieve their common goals together.
Which had a signifficant impact on developing communication amongst them.
And this lead to the rise of society, which is like one big organism.
Having its own collective conciuosness and intrinsic values.
It is not easy for us to percieve society as a whole,
same like one single cell of the body is not aware about the organism,
which is formed from miriads of other cells like it.
But still each and every of us is a part of it.
A part of something bigger and probably more important than we individually.
We started to live as a one big organism.
Which is an environment for us to live.
Our duty is in turn to support organism itself,
to make it work better and not to harm it.
Because healthier the society is,
the better conditions are for us to live within.
So we come to the purpose of every of us as a part of society,
which obviously is to benefit to society,
in order to attain better conditions to ourselves.
Our brain works in the way, that makes us to feel a need of cognition.
We want to percieve the world we are living in better,
(this probably is a result of natural selection:
those who want to understand things better are more intelligent,
this means that they have better chances to survive)
So we naturally want to understand society better,
this is why we want to communicate to each other,
because other people are also a parts of the same organism as we are.
To intaract with other members we use language.
But during the time,
humans also learned to use tools to accomplish various tasks.
Because our body alone is limited.
Also there were tools for communication introduced.
Based on language, there was created writing, which allowed to record
the words on the piece of a material.
There also were smoke signals, coal drawings on the cave wall, drums,
which evolved to modern means of communications as mail,
telephone, radio, and recently the Internet.
It seems that it has been growing unrestrained for last decades.
Now one thisd of population is using it and the number is growing.
It allows us to collaborate in many ways, I am not going to name all the appliances here, because I suppose everybody knows it.
But the main idea is that the Internet is important and useful
not just for everyone of us, but for the sociaty as a whole.
So the Internet is not to satisfy the needs for some particular people,
but rather to make the world better, which in turn would benefit for us all.
People worrking together to make the world better
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