In the News (from io9.com): “Rumors of flesh-eating bananas are resurging in Mozambique, where an email hoax is bedeviling plantain superfans. The email’s spurious medical warning advises readers to avoid bananas for three weeks, reports AFP:
“’Especially bananas from KwaZulu-Natal province in neighboring South Africa carried the virus, according to the hoax. Banana sales in the capital Maputo fell sharply despite the fact that Mozambique does not import bananas from its neighbor. In a separate statement South Africa’s agriculture ministry denounced the messages as a hoax. It strongly advised against burning the skin around the supposed infection, as suggested in the message.’
“So not only are people avoiding my favorite underrated starch (no offense, millet), but they’re being advised to light themselves on fire. …Yup, it’s time to abolish the internet yet again.”
My Comment: Humanity doesn’t realize yet how dangerous the Internet is and has not developed a unified standard approach to this media. Each and everyone is taking advantage of the Internet like they do any other media and international organizations, that is, to fulfill their personal egoistic goals as much as possible. As long as the egoism, and not us, runs our lives, suffering and danger will trouble us more and more.