The development in science and technology, throughout time, has revolutionized the modern era. The evolution of the internet has contributed significantly to the progression of the modern world. It has become an absolute necessity for most people.
A Little Bit of History
The gratitude for the invention of the internet must be given to Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist. He presented his idea of the Web in a proposal that was named “Information Management: A Proposal.” This proposal was presented on March 12th, 1989; the paper had information about the basic design and structure of the Web. Many attempts were made during the 1900s, especially in the 1960s to set up networks that connected different computers. The establishment of ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) was one such attempt, but Tim Berners-Lee’s proposal remains the turning point for the beginning of the internet that we use today.
The advancement of the internet has made the world a very small place, interlinked from all sides, a global village. Communicating years ago consisted of letters (snail mail) that took their time getting to the recipient. Today the internet has become the kind medium that connects people in seconds. No matter what part of the world you are in, you can message or video call any person just about anywhere on planet.
The Effect of the Internet on Education and Business
The internet has given education and businesses a new lease on life. With the development and accessibility of social media, businesses have been helped in many ways. They can very easily advertise their products via the internet and it can be seen by millions of people within seconds.
The internet has made it possible to earn degrees at all levels. You can earn your high school diploma, bachelors or masters, all while sitting in the comfort of your home by enrolling in online education programs. This has been a blessing for those students who are working and studying at the same time. Not to mention, the availability of online jobs for people who want to stay home and still earn a living.
The process of learning has never been as fun as the internet has made it. Be it the countless illustrated videos on YouTube or the formal academies set up online. They help students by explaining concepts on their own level while at the same time making it interactive and enjoyable. All reference books, encyclopedias and research articles are now available via Google; any information that is needed is just a click away.
The importance of high speed internet has been especially appreciated during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the entire world on lockdown, all businesses and offices have been completely shifted online. The whole education system has been shifted online. Students are taking regularly scheduled classes worldwide via applications like Zoom. This prevents any kind of loss to the students while the lockdown is in place and makes sure that the academic year can be completed on time. If there were no such thing as the internet, it would have been impossible for the world to still be working as efficiently as it is.
How does the internet help with our lifestyle?
Any questions related to makeup, fashion, style and just about anything that you can imagine can be found on the internet. From grooming tips to professional make-up advice to buying groceries/clothes to choosing the next exotic travel destination, the internet has domains for every aspect of life. The rise of social media has become the way to communicate and boredom caused by the Coronavirus Pandemic can be alleviated with innumerable movies and television shows.
Today’s world is very dependent on the internet; kids, adults, teachers, schools, businesses, you name it. There are two sides to every coin and the internet also has drawbacks but, overall, the benefits outweigh the negatives.