For the most part, Google, like most technological advancements, has made life easier for everyone. Google holds the answer to virtually everything and is therefore used all around the world. It is the online encyclopedia if most, if not all subjects. However, like every other thing, Google too has its negatives. Below are some of the dangers of Google.
1. Research Laziness
The motivation and general capacity of people to do research has declined over timebecause of laziness. People know that they can find any information they wantthrough a click of a button. They will therefore opt for this option instead ofgoing into the library or field to get the facts. Not only does this result ina decrease in scientific inventions, it also results to reduced intelligencelevels. People depend only on readily available facts instead of finding outnew ones for themselves.
2. Public Misinformation
In relation to research laziness, there is space for public misleading. Most people have believed that Google cannot be wrong. Therefore, whenever wrong information is uploaded to the platform, people will blindly follow without question. Not only does this lead to confusion
3. Lack of Filter
Unless anindividual has a browser that filters sensitive information, it has become easier for people of all ages to access all sorts of sites. This includes pornographic material, violent shows, etc. Young children get exposed to thisknowledge causing their minds to be corrupt and at times traumatized. This is why some adults carry childhood addictions and traumas well into their older ages. Google cannot ban these sites because with the coming of the internet also came internet hackers who have found ways of manipulating the system.
4. Increased Criminal Activity
It is safe to conclude that Google has its benefits as a platform that has made life easier for information acquisition. However, the threats of Google cannot be ignored. Other dangers of Google include tax avoidance, manipulation, and misuse of search results. In addition, Google allows people to lack originality hence using others’ intellectual property. Users of the platform have to be careful not to perpetuate the negative aspect of the platform, the developers should also try to make it safe and secure for every user.