The Internet has entrenched into our lives like the oxygen we breathe in the air. We are dependent on it for almost everything from grocery shopping to finding our way on the roads. Not forgetting the daily social interactions, we have on it.
According to the Global Digital 2019 Reports, there has been a steady growth of internet users by an average of more than one million new users every day. Currently, there are more than 4 billion active internet users currently in 2019 – which comprises more than half the world’s population. In addition, globally an average person spends about 6 hours and 42 minutes online every day.
The hyper-connected society: Pros and Cons
The benefits are plenty to be connected both for businesses and individuals.
Reduced effect of distance and borders on both communication and finance
The reduced effect of distance and borders on both communication and finance
What was the disadvantage in this highly connected society? Or rather what was wrong in this super-connected society?
The loophole… this connectedness came with a huge price. And the price was – our personal data like identities, financial information, addresses, and even life events became public or were leaked online.
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