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To evaluate whether the internet is the most important invention in human history, I might have to say that there is no such a common rule designed to assess what is the “most important invention” on the earth. As a product created in modern society, the internet also cannot be considered important if isolated from its related industries.
There is no such universal law to determine what is the “most important invention” around the world. A significant reason is that, before establishing any evaluation, we must have a definite conception of what is being evaluated. This conception should be objective, clear enough to differentiate one thing from others. However, the term “important invention” might be an overgeneralization, and the same argument applies to the expression of “most”. People may have their own definitions of the importance of any man-made product, but their criteria are determined by their own situations. That means, on the one hand, even if some may consider the internet as the most significant thing in their life due to the fact, say, that it has revolutionized the way how people communicate with others or has promoted the steps of globalization, they may still not succeed in persuading those holding the view that other inventions like automobiles are playing the most significant role, and on the other, a person’s own judgement of the most valuable invention also changes as their life paces. Any appraisal involved to find out what is most important, therefore, would be relatively arbitrary and subjective.
Even if there is a measurement in place to ascertain what is really important of all mankind’s manifold creations, I have to say that the internet should not take pride of place alone. The truth that this invention has changed our life fundamentally is determined by multiple factors and is only persuasive when it is put into a holistic system. The internet is just an intermediate product that indicates how information theory is utilized in our daily life; compared with the former, the latter to some extent is what makes the whole thing work. There is also no need to mention how other products have contributed to the internet life, including the development of electronic technology, through which data can be processed using a tiny silicon-bridge processor, or of the optical fibers used to transmit the information in a nearly lossless way. After knowing these, how can we reckon that the internet is the one that ranks the top of those inventions? The simple-mind mentioned in the topic neglects the interconnectedness between one thing and another, and fails to capture the essential truth of what really sets the wheel of human development in motion.
In conclusion, I would presume that one can never objectively measure what is most important to the human being, and it is unreasonable to solely reckon that the internet is essential without considering inventions related to it.
Definite conception 明确的概念