My earliest thoughts of the internet were back in primary school, back then all I had was a 56K connection and since it was primarily used by my mother for work purposes I didn't have much interest in seeing what I could do with it. The internet for me back then, however, I thought of as a great, amazing wonder that I had yet to explore. All of the childhood wonders that any boy around my age back then had, could have been fulfilled by the internet, and I'm not necessarily talking about porn.
What started off as a military project ended up connecting the people of the world in almost every way possible, the internet has revolutionized the world over the past decade and changed the very way people live their lives. Now days society tends to rely more and more on utilising the net for various purposes such as socializing, networking, job finding, love matching, buying/selling/auctioning their favourite second hand items, posting and sharing stories/pictures/videos about their lives with the world, playing games, watching and listening to their favourite music and movies and even working using the net! The world has forever changed since the invention of the internet and society will continue to find more and more ways to use the net to their benefit. This can be both a good and bad thing I think, good as innovation always helps change and develop things to become better and more efficient in this chaotic world we live in, bad in the way that people over time start becoming less intellectual and slothful due to "over convenience".
Whatever the internet ends up evolving into in the future, we will continue to use it for both good and bad things.. Nothing good is ever truly good is it?