Life as we know it is getting easier and easier everyday. Entrepreneurs solve problems that don’t even cross our minds. Products and services are making life more comfortable, easier, and hassle free. With internet entrepreneurship on the rise, entrepreneurs have developed food delivery systems, social media sites, online marketplaces, gaming sites and more, and with everything so conveniently at our fingertips, it makes some people ask the question, “why leave home?” I can have my food delivered right to my doorstep, buy supplies on amazon, have clothes sent to me, do my work from home, even take college courses in my own house. Have we as entrepreneurs made people more lazy?
The internet has helped people in so many different ways. We have connected loved ones, made daily tasks easier, and more, but is the negative effect greater than the positive? When I ask my friends if they want to go shopping they say sure, and then stay sitting on the couch as they go to the amazon app on their phones. When everything we ever need is on the internet it makes people more hesitant to go out and do things. My goal as an entrepreneur is to make money by making life easier, but at what expense?
Obesity levels are rising, social skill levels are depleting, and the amount of time people spend on the internet is increasing at an alarming rate. These statistics may sound good to a company that thrives on people being on the internet, but is this what we really want as a society?
Do I think there will come a day when everyone stays inside and only uses the internet? No (At least I hope not). I think there is still hope out there because there are entrepreneurs who believe what I believe. Internet entrepreneurship doesn’t have to be completely on the internet. Entrepreneurs are creating apps that help people find bike trails, discover better nutritional diets, and find new places to travel to. There are apps being created that make sure people are getting exercise, getting people to go and enjoy the world around them, and helping people not only to connect with friends, but to be with their friends. There still is hope for the future. I hope that life can be made easier without jeopardizing what we have; the beautiful world God has given us.Read More