The definition of nature is constantly changing. The word itself conjures up many different feelings, thoughts, and images. It cannot be pinned down into one simple definition. Critical theorist, Raymond Williams, once wrote about nature as “the most complex word in the language(p. 216).” Nature is often defined through our re-creations of it, because most of us live in cities. Some of these re-creations come in the form of parks. These spaces are an invented form of nature, reflecting our ideal versions of it. The city park acts as a reminder in all the urban chaos that we can still preserve nature. This all sounds reasonable, except that the park is not a preservation, it is a creation, just like nature itself. The same thing goes for wilderness conservations, with their ties to a settler past and frontier mythology. We continue to assume there is some kind of nature out there, and that we are truly connected to it. There are representations of that idea everywhere:
I am a big fan of all the great things technology has enabled us to do, and also what it has enabled us to not have to do. While many people are still working at jobs they ultimately would not have chosen, the implementation of computer programs and advanced machinery has freed many of us from hard physical labor and moved the workplace into more of a sedentary and techno-dominant realm.
The internet has always been a place where you could see the very extremes of society. Unfortunately, it seems like that may be one of the more toxic aspects of everyone's favorite technology. In recent years, we have been seeing a large rise in political and religious extremism on the net.
In the underworld, there are certain things that are just not wise to do. Most of these things are pretty common sense — such as not doing something out in the open, and not bragging about crimes on Facebook.
If you go on YouTube, you will see videos containing terrifying stories of people who have gone on websites that are located on "the Dark Web." It sounds like some kind of fictional, strange, evil version of the already-twisted internet we know and love. Though it sounds like stupid horror movie stuff, there is a legit Dark Web.