Society would not have advanced the way it has without the proliferation of the World Wide Web, which began 25 years ago. It is amazing what you can do online these days that you could not do before then. I think that if we suddenly lost the Internet then we would all be lost.
The Internet has succeeded in helping the world move from a national sense of identification to a global sense of identification. People are continuing to accept that we're all a part of this planet together instead of one group against another. The Internet has increased the ease of communication so much that we're able to constantly be in contact with each other without making much of an effort at all. This communication has shaped the way we all act and are held to each others morals. The Internet has helped society immensely.
No, society would not have advanced the way it has without the proliferation of the World Wide Web, which began 25 years ago, because we have so much information than we did before. People are allowed to research their own medical conditions. We are sharing the human experience in a way that we never have before. It is incredible.
I was five years old when the world wide web was created. We had our first real computer, the Apple computer in the basement didn't count, a PC that had to have a motherboard installed on it, in order for us to connect to the world wide web via a modem. It was amazing, yet so limited compared to what you get now. Our advancement is directly related to this creation, it has forever changed us.