ENC 1101: Writing Academic Arguments

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kayleythomas wrote in uf_enc1101
When do you think the line between reality and virtual reality is crossed? When can cyberspace become too real, or too much of a replacement for "real" life? When does the internet become unhealthy or dangerous?

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Virtual Reality...too far?

The internet can be used in a very positive way, but it can also be used in a negative way as well. When someone spends more time on the internet with their "virtual life" they soon become obsessed with that life. Whether it is through facebook, myspace, instant messaging, world of warcraft, or any other means of virtuality, these mediums can be considered crossing the line depending upon the extent of involvement. The internet is considered unhealthy once it is used as someone's "only" means of communication, or when more time is spent on the internet than doing anything else. Many people meet people through the internet, and begin dating and eventually fall in love, but there have also been occasions where bad things have come from meeting people online. There are many good things that come with the internet, but there are also way too many horrible things that could possibly be accompanied with the internet.

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