|Chapter 8 A Home for the Future|
Many people believe that
computers will take away the time we spend with our friends. Some think
that we'll become too comfortable at home and we won't want to leave it.
Some think that when we start talking to computers, we'll stop talking to
people. I don't believe this.
In the 1950s, people said that
movie theaters would die; television will kill them, they said. But movie
theaters are stall here. People aren't always right.
the Internet will bring many of our old friends back to us. It will be
easier to keep friends who have moved because we will be able to write and
talk to them more often and it won't cost as much.
will help us to make new friends, too. Many of your conversations will
start on the computer, but soon you will want to meet.
Internet will also give you a louder voice in your town or city. If
something is making you angry, you'll be able to find other people who
feel the same way. Then you will be able to do something together to
change the problem, and make your town or city better.
parents are afraid of the Internet because it will be a place where their
children can learn about anything they want, good or bad. This is a