Perhaps the internet has reduced these activities, but for me it only serves to make them more precious.
Only because you've learned they have value. But will the rest of the world learn the value of the real world, or will they find themselves lost in a world that isn't real?
The internet is good, because it allows for communication and interaction that wouldn't be possible otherwise. For instance, how else could I communicate in real-time with someone from Turkey, without the very long-distance charges?
This is probably just growing pains. The internet will change how society interacts, but I predict that people will get use to it, and then accept it. Most innovations caused changes to society. Sure, life changed, but people got use to it and soon forgot the life they lost. Cars, phones, planes, mega-farms instead of family farming communities, factories, electricity, they all changed the lives of people just like the internet will.
I think the question is, should we try to stop change, force change to happen as slowely as possible, or quickly embrace it?
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