Ok, obviously not the “worst” thing ever. But still not that great.
Here’s what I mean.
Growing up in the 70s and 80s, we obviously didn’t have email or the internet in any meaningful way. It wasn’t until the mid 90s did I start using the internet for home and work. At first it seemed kind of cool. But 20 years later, I’m not so sure.
Looking for a job/hiring someone is a mind-numbingly tedious process of weeding through mountains of spam and bullshit.
While convenient for consumers, industry disrupting apps have further exacerbated wealth inequality by turning millions of employees into contractors.
There is little distinction between actual news, advertising and some idiot posting horse shit in his parents basement as they all target the same demographic.
It has turned dating into a series of algorithms and “swipes”.
You can’t just see a movie. You have to endure months of trying to ignore spoiler-ridden articles dissecting every frame of every trailer.
It has blurred the lines between work and home such that work can now always intrude on your personal life.
There is no longer “in the past”. While you are not required to maintain an online personal or professional presence, more and more it’s becoming a bit weird if you don’t have one.
It’s difficult to not be subjected to a constant barrage of racist, homophobic, xenophobic and otherwise crazy tirades.