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Is the world as we know it about to end?

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With the Mayan Prophecy of 12/21/12 only days away, I thought we would take the time to talk about how the Internet has also changed the world as we knew it.  In fact when it comes to life as we know it being irrevocably altered, there isn't much that can hold a candle to the life changing ability of online technology.  Think about it, the World Wide Web is less than a quarter of a century old yet it has insinuated it into every facet of humanity, from personal computers, to telephones, televisions and even automobiles and medical devices.  

If anything, the changes to society and even to humanity itself has been increasing exponentially since the advent of the Internet.  Where it used to take days to disseminate information before the Internet, now it takes mere nanoseconds.  Where people used to be able to enjoy their privacy, that too is being quickly eroded as marketers and governments can follow most of us in realtime due to the web.  

So when it comes to answering the big questions such as as the world as we know it coming to an end, you are about twenty years to late.