Single Most Influential Force In Today's Society

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What do you believe is the single most influential force in today’s society that sets the tone for an individual’s personal values and why? Does this force affect Christians positively or negatively? What is your advice regarding this influential force? I think the single most influential force in today’s society is the Internet. The Internet has changed the way we do many things and because of it we have gained many conveniences in our lives. The way we shop, watch television and movies has been changed by the Internet and for many even dating has changed because of the worldwide web. The rise of smartphones and tablets and free wireless connections everywhere has enabled our society to always stay connected without sitting at a desk or carrying around a laptop. We have to ask ourselves is this strong influence a good thing or is it harmful to our lives. Because we stay connected so often we can get caught up with what’s going on around us in the real world.…show more content…
In the article titled The Impact of the Internet on Society: A Global Perspective, the effect on our society by the Internet is explored. “Social relationships are being reconstructed on the basis of individual interest, values, and project.” (Castells, 2014). The media that they consume on the Internet, some good and some bad can be found on the World Wide Web, can heavily influence a person’s values. But the effects can be different on some people than others, “ For instance, media often report that intense use of the Internet increases the risk of isolation, alienation and withdrawal from society, but available evidence shows that the Internet neither isolates people nor reduces their sociability.” (Castells, 2014). This evidence sounds to be contradictory of what most people think of the influence of the Internet but it can differ from person to

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