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Internet resemble the humanity itself!!! yes i think it does. you meet the good and the bad. we see a beautiful and the ugly. we see empathy and cruelty. so if this it true, should we not expect harmony in this world before we see that in this virtual world? if you believe in the the the statement "God does not change nations till they change themselves" then you should take the initiative as you and me are part of that nation! and so i am keen to see the first symptoms of those changes 

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Comment by Mayengo Tom Kizito on October 6, 2012 at 8:45am

Basing on the statement of the Vice-President of the USA in his speech about the future of cyberspace, the internet is colorless, we give it the color. It is neither bad nor good, we give it identity. It is we (the users) who transform it to what it is and at the same time benefit from what is has become!

Comment by Priyanthi Daluwatte on September 30, 2012 at 11:57am

Thank you Mohammed for the valuble comment. Yes, infact we discussed this aspect in my previous IGCBP classes as well as in the present Oman group. As Ginger very correctly replied, internet being a man made tool, it can be used for good and bad. We take look at the mirror and try to give the best appearence to the face, while taking a look at the face we must also take a look deeply inside ourselves into our minds. Then we can clear the flaws. It is a difficult task, to keep watching our thoughts....then we begin to notice any ill feels of anger etc.

Comment by Virginia (Ginger) Paque on September 29, 2012 at 1:19pm

I think you are exactly correct! In fact, Vincent Cerf, one of the 'fathers of the Internet' has often said that the 'Internet is a mirror', reflecting our human ways and society so it cannot be better than we are. I do hope that we can learn to use the resources offered by the Internet to improve as individuals, as nations, and as the human race. As with any tool, can  we use it for good or for bad, and to make ourselves and our nations better--as with a mirror, to improve not only our appearance, but to identify and change the flaws we see?



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