The Future of the Internet

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In today’s world 3 billion humans are on the internet but there are also 4 billion people that are not. In the beginning of my study on the future of the internet, I asked myself this question: is it possible that everyone could be online and globally connected? Then I asked myself how, if everyone is online, the future of the internet change the experience of everyday life? Looking back, the internet is still a relatively new phenomenon as it was first created back in the 1960’s by a computer scientist named J.C.R Licklider. He envisioned a network of computers, called the galactic network, which would allow humans to be able to share information instantly. Overtime this is how the internet developed, as many of these networks that shared all kinds of data starting popping up around the globe. In 1995- fifteen million people were connected, by the year 2000- three hundred and fifty people were connected, by 2005- over 1 billion were connected and right now there are more than 3 billion people are connected to the internet! The growth of the internet has not only been quantitative, it has gone from being unorganized and asocial to being active, alerting us to things of interest, massively social, connecting us with the world and is filled with search engines that can help us reach information of our personal choice. Social networks which connect us with worldly knowledge are also fairly new. For example Facebook was introduced in 2005 and twitter in 2006. I can’t imagine what life would be like without these networks of communication and thinking about them not being there only less than a decade ago seems like ancient times. Facebook, Twitter, Google, YouTube, Wikipedia are platforms that allow us to build social communities and... ... middle of paper ... ...ocation will soon be made possible by Google Loon. A project launched to connect the entire globe and offer everyone anywhere affordable internet service so they can access all of the world’s information. The advancements to the internet through speed, intelligence, and connection will bring a blanket of unlimited knowledge, wisdom and understanding to all people across the globe. Works Cited
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