Could You Live Without The Internet?

from the change-of-lifestyle dept

A completely pointless study in the UK asked people if their quality of life would go up or down if the internet disappeared. About 60% said quality of life would decrease, while just under 20% said it would increase. This information helps us how? Studies asking completely hypothetical questions don’t really give us useful information. Furthermore, this study was run by an anti-spam company, though, I have no idea how this info would be useful to them. Were they thinking of shutting down the internet to get rid of spam, and will now decide not to?

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Anonymous Coward says:

Internet-Free Zones

Historical patterns indicate that public opinion of a given technology shifts from “liberating” in the early stages to “oppression” in the end. Liberals have chronic complaints against our culture of cars, televisions, and plastic. Isn’t it just a matter of time before college leftists begin smashing wi-fi transceivers to “oppose tyranny”?

Csharpener says:

Re: Internet-Free Zones

It’s easy to blame the liberals for everything. This has been a common tactic used by talk radio hosts and other mindless republicans that have nothing better to do.

The fact remains that this study is useless. In fact useless studies have become an international past time as well. I think it all started with the study by the US government to see how the sex life of a butterfly worked in the early 80’s. Mind you, they spent ten million dollars to find out information they already knew.

It was all down hill from there. It seems to have gotten worse since the advent of the internet though.

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