Internet and the self-destruction of men

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How our virtual global village is pushing the social stress level to our natural self-destroying mode

When we currently look at our news messages we read nearly every single day about terrorism, about some young men wearing guns or knifes, building bombs or only using trucks and cars to kill as much people as possible.

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Is this really terrorism? Terrorism as I know it from former times was defined as political or religious motivated groups of people, fighting for their goals with all means to produce much fear as possible. It is a form of asymmetric warfare, sometimes called „guerrilla warfare“, where non-regular paramilitary is trying to get maximum attention by minimum effort. I know that journalists will not like the next sentence and it is of course introducing philosophical questions about democracy, about free access to information, etc. but it is also the truth and any serious journalist is aware of it: Media and terrorism build together a symbiotic system. Terrorism cannot exist without media.

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Warum muss mein Opa Computerexperte werden?

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– eine Warnung an alle Smartphone User

Neulich rief mich mein Grossvater an, weil sein Computer mal wieder ‚kaputt‘ war. Sein Rechner sage immer, sagte er, er solle sich einen ‚Mikrohart Account‘ besorgen und dann ginge nichts mehr und er muesse ihn ausschalten. Mein Grossvater ist wirklich kein ‚User‘. Er benutzt den Computer ausschliesslich, um seine Emails lesen zu koennen. Vielleicht geht er noch hier und da auf die Webseite der ‚Bundesbahn‘ oder der Post. Das ist alles. Auf jeden Fall war er voellig verzweifelt und glaubte mal wieder, er haette seinen teuren Computer unabsichtlich zerstoert.

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Bild: Wikipedia

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