The Internet in Our Lives

The Internet is a relatively recent phenomenon, with its active development beginning in the early 1970s. It has quickly become an integral part of our lives, gradually enveloping the entire globe like a web. Many people today can hardly imagine life without it.

The Internet is an immense repository of information. You can find almost anything: weather forecasts, shopping options, breaking news (often available online before it appears in newspapers). It offers electronic books, encyclopedias, recipes, movies, music, and games.

The sheer amount of available information is astonishing and incredibly convenient. No longer do you need to sift through piles of books in a library to find what you need. A few keystrokes in a search engine are often all it takes.

It’s widely known that our president is a staunch advocate of computer technology. He is a proficient user and a strong proponent of integrating computers into all facets of life. One particularly beneficial idea is the creation of an e-government, allowing for the streamlined processing of documents and bypassing the long queues at various government offices.

However, there’s a significant drawback: the cost of Internet access. It’s not enough to just buy a computer; you also have to pay for internet traffic.

One suggestion is to have local ISPs provide free access to certain essential websites, such as the President’s website and local government administration sites, as part of the e-government initiative. This could be easily implemented since ISPs already have local networks where traffic is free.

The Internet has become mobile—now you can access your favorite sites by simply pulling out your phone while sitting on a park bench. Moreover, making calls over the Internet is significantly cheaper, and thanks to special programs, you can see your conversation partner on your screen.

But with every great advancement, there are downsides. Various viruses can infect and damage computers. These viruses don’t appear out of nowhere; they are created and spread by people. Stringent laws should be implemented in the Criminal Code to deter these individuals from unleashing their “worms” and “Trojans.”

The Internet is one of the greatest achievements of modern times. Let’s strive to keep it clean and safe!