As I continue to grow up and interact with more and more people, I have truly discovered that my entire generation has been shaped by the internet. If you really think about it, another world besides our physical one on earth exists. The digital world has new rules, new systems of governments(lawmaking), cultures, etc. The digital culture is known worldwide, and cannot be escaped. Some say this is an awful thing. I, however, feel that this digital world only improves our physical life and world.
Take a step back and think of how much the Internet impacts our lives. For me, I simply would be an entirely different person without the Internet. The Internet develops us as humans, and is hinting at the next step in human evolution. Technology continually merges with everyday human life, expanding our accessible knowledge from whatever we learned from our family or in school, to trillions of ideas from trillions of sources in a second or two. We should stop thinking of the internet as a network of machines, but rather a network of human knowledge. We must begin to approach the Web like this.
Google, yahoo, and bing only take the web as an amazing network of machines. At the moment, this is perfectly fine for what we need. However, soon these search engines will not be able to really allow us to see the potential of what the Internet can offer. We will need a search engine that thinks more like we think, we need to be able to index the web as one might index their brain, we need to stop approaching the web as an idle mass of server data and rather approach it as a living, evolving body of human knowledge.