The book titled, On the Internet: Thinking in Action by Dreyfus (2009) address the difficult trade-offs with the use of Internet technology in human life. As a professor of philosophy at University of California at Berkeley and the author of What Computers Still Can’t Do and Being in the World. Dreyfus questions the outrageous prediction of Internet technology.
We are told that, given its new way of linking and accessing information, the internet will bring a new era of economic prosperity, lead to the development of intelligent search engines that will deliver to us just the information we desire, solve the problems of mass education, put us in touch with all of actual reality, enable us to explore virtual worlds that enable us to have even more flexible identities than we have in the real world and thereby add new dimensions of meaning to our lives. (Dreyfus, 2009, p. 2)