Internet addiction life of a pessimist

  ● My mother came to Beijing to see a doctor. It was a long process just to have an examination. During this period, she was not assured of her father and returned to her hometown. It turned out that the mother was not around, and the father was more comfortable. You can eat out when you are busy, and use mobile K to sing, chat, and refresh in your spare time. Seeing that her mother wanted to stay at home, she continued to persuade her not to worry about herself, but to go back to Beijing. Man, I always understand. I just didn’t expect that after only two years, my father became an addicted old netizen. Thinking of the news you saw at the end of October, the “China Internet Development Report 2019” released at the Sixth World Internet Conference shows that as of June 2019, the number of rural Internet users in China reached 225 million, accounting for 26.3% of the total number of Internet users. The total number of Internet users is as high as 854 million.
  ● Of course, it is nothing new for Chinese netizens to be the first in the world, and the length of each person ’s online life is also changing. In the past week, my iPhone has been used for 7 hours a day, plus computer time, which means that I live on the Internet almost all day except sleeping. A few days ago, at the “Strength Through Innovation” conference hosted by the National Security Council, former US Secretary of State Kissinger, 96, warned that artificial intelligence will fundamentally change human consciousness. In his view, many stakeholders and policy makers still see it as a “new starting point for technology.” These people do not understand that artificial intelligence will inevitably change human’s philosophical perception of the world and fundamentally affect humans. Cognition.
  ● Without talking about artificial intelligence, the network itself has completely changed our perception and cognition. In reality, our lives are restricted by various rules and laws. But most of the time living in the online republic, with few exceptions, has few rules. In early November, a number of volunteers who had previously reported suspected crimes in “Yuzhang College” had received “death threat” information and had been maliciously harassed or harassed by one person. One volunteer had even been overwhelmed, severely depressed, and once committed suicide. According to media reports, this college previously used the guise of “traditional culture”, “Chinese education” and “quit Internet addiction” to actually punish students by whipping, imprisonment, etc. to achieve “educational” effects. After being reported, the college took the initiative to cancel its qualifications, but in fact, the company behind it still exists. The origin of those malicious attacks has not yet been determined. But this situation seems to be commonplace in the online world. The Internet makes expressions extremely convenient and free, goodwill spreads quickly, and maliciousness can quickly accumulate. Racism, aversion to women, and siege of minorities … all kinds of situations have become global problems.
  ● A few days ago, watching the TED talk, “New Yorker” reporter Andrew Marantz spent three years to find those sprayers on the Internet and wanted to understand what their world is like. As a result, he found that we can probably think of these people as not being a tech prodigy or a Russian hacker, let alone having a unique insight into a political issue. They are just ordinary people. The only thing they are special about is to understand-or just happen to know-how social media works and take advantage of them. That way is to make emotional remarks or messages that can stimulate people’s emotions. They will produce a lot of similar information and conduct social marketing to attract more people to join. Andrew calls it “emotional interaction”, which focuses on emotions rather than facts or evidence. It has become one of the biggest problems in the current Internet world.
  ● At this point, don’t think that I want to call for strict Internet control or simply shut down the Internet. of course not. The Internet world is not a one-on-one problem. So far, we have not found a stable and healthy way to survive on the Internet. I just think that the Internet is too complicated to be too laissez-faire and too optimistic about the development of technology. It is necessary to give technology values ​​and a sense of responsibility. To a certain extent, I am a pessimist about the abuse of technology. On November 7th, I saw an interview with British astronomer Martin Reese, and I was really interested. He felt that humans were in danger. Martin’s biggest concern is cyber threats and biotechnology abuse. These two technologies will bring us huge benefits, but they are also easily used by a small number of people. In the past few years, due to the rise of Internet companies, proud Internet enthusiasts have fallen into a technology-only worship theory, and the result has magnified the bad side of the Internet. This is the end, there is no turning back, we must consider how to reduce this bad situation. That day, the mother’s topic from the father who was obsessed with the Internet shifted to whether we would be as relaxed as he was when we were old. I went back to her, our generation, and decades later, I don’t know what kind of scenes I’m going to face.