A myth of the Internet must also be broken down so that progress can be made. The Internet does not provide unbound freedom from oneâ€™s physical self. One exists on the Internet similarly to the notion of existence in reality. There is an expectation to act responsibly. One cannot escape their duties in reality simply because they are virtual. Greater freedom is a farce of Internet propaganda. While it seems to be tougher, those who want to find and trace oneâ€™s trail on the Internet will do so. Freedom must be explained and defined for the information on the Internet to be more properly used.
The first paradigm shift that the Internet must go through is a movement away from an English-centric entity, into a global medium of communication, exchange, and growth. It is possible for the Internet to help us break down walls that have stood for generations. It is not possible for us to do this if we donâ€™t allow the Internet to permeate into parts of the world where basic survival is still an issue. The Internet can help bridge gaps, but this must be done in a culturally sensitive way. We will learn a lot about ourselves as human beings as we help the Internet grow, and watch to see if humanity can grow with it.
This first paradigm shift is an example of how weâ€™ve developed a â€œnormal sociologyâ€ analogous to Kuhnâ€™s â€œnormal science.â€ The rich are supposed to get access to new technology. Once it has been refined to help the rich, then it can be mass-produced and everyone else can have access to it. This kind of sociology must be broken down if the Internet is going to help foster humanity. Part of the problem with how information is used is its de-humanizing affect. The rich will continue to maintain the status quo by stripping everyone else of their identity. This is an acceptable solution to those who have the ability to walk in and out of situations without the potential consequences harming them. As an example, someone who has the ability to spend responsibly can buy products on the Internet, and is willing to become a credit card number. Someone else who is given a chance to spend freely on the Internet but is unable to do so responsibly will find a new way to get into extreme credit card debt. Also because they are disassociated from judgment from a scornful face, they donâ€™t feel as if they have to answer to someone on the other end when theyâ€™re spending over their affordable limit.
The revolutionary science here is a set of products that are released for everyone immediately for the good of everyone. This doesnâ€™t seem to be asking too much, but if we look at how products are released and the groups that they are targeted towards, itâ€™s simple to see that this is in fact quite the revolutionary business strategy. How can this be done? Itâ€™s a matter of empowering the lower classes as a buying block. There must be a willingness to redistribute income and opportunity. While this is a problem much larger than the Internet itself, the cost of business for Internet-based applications allows them to lead the way in enacting this change. The breaking down of class walls is an important goal for humanity in general, and this â€œsociological revolutionâ€ may come from a digital hammer.