1.What do people do online in their free time?
Nowadays, what people usually do online in their free time includes searching for information,watching videos and playing online games. The Internet offers tons of helpful information that people at different stages can use to solve their problems. Unlike physical books, the Internet provides us with a much more efficient engine to search for what we need. Watching videos and playing online games are two popular entertainment activities that a lot of people do now. These activities online are relaxing and entertaining, so people enjoy them in their leisure time.
2.What can people do with the Internet in the future? And how?
I suppose people might be able to have their memory stored on the Internet in the future. We now already have cloud storage on the Internet to keep our data safe. As we grow old, our memory fades and as a result, we might lose important experiences of the past that make our life meaningful. It would be incredible to create a technology that enables us to permanently keep all our memory. I imagine that there would be an online system that stores memory with people’s permission. As soon as we enter the correct password, we can access, edit and delete our memory whatever we want.
3.Do you think many people waste time online?
Yes, I think it is true that many people waste time online. The Internet is a mix of useful and damaging information. Quite a lot of people fail to resist addictive information online that ends up wasting their time and ruining their future. Violent video games and pornography are two very typical examples. I think it is up to the government and parents to figure out how to protect people from addictive information online.
4.What impacts does the Internet have on schools?
The Internet can be beneficial and damaging for schools at the same time. The technology enables teachers to search for useful information that can make their classes much more informative and educational. Thanks to the Internet, students now have access to online courses, which can save them a lot of time and money. Nevertheless, with tons of addictive information, the Internet also distracts a lot of student from learning, which negatively affects their performance at school.