What is the Internet?

Posted in General, Internet, Our Environment by Chucky on the April 27th, 2007

A mouse is a mouse of course.In following the trend, I thought I would have a crack at this question/answer. The question is “What is the Internet?”. So what is the answer? Maybe a Hitchhikers Guide approach might shed some light on this..

The way I look at it, answering that question is easy: The Internet is merely a method of distributing data. Easy, done. Now, to delve deeper into this and use our brains, try re-jigging the question. What IS the Internet - becomes - What can the Internet do for us, What will the Internet do for us, What do we want the Internet to do for us. In finding the right question, we can take the Internet to the next level and evolve that little bit more.

I was having breakfast the other day with a good mate & colleague of mine and we were on the topic of technology and its uptake in the demographic-community. I like tell everyone my little story about how I think we (planet Earth) are only just at the first 1% of the Technology-Revolution (See Industrial Revolution for comparison). Take a meter ruler and put a dot at the start of it with a pen. That dot is the past 100 years of all the things we’ve done from harnessing Electricity, Telephone, TV, Colour TV, Computers, Mobile Phones, etc. That dot is how far we’ve come. Just IMAGINE the next 1,000 dots along that meter ruler. It is impossible to grasp or even imagine where we are heading. Something to look forward to!

InfanceyFor me, I’m looking forward to getting rid of this “Mouse” thing for good, perhaps using my thoughts to control my computer, and why do we have to look at these LCD screens anyway? Why can’t we just check our emails┬áby thinking about it and then hearing the details in our mind? Just cast your mind back to Telegrams/Posting a letter in the mail (depending on your age!).

This has been a bit of a ramble, but I’m so passionate about the future. I’m pretty sure this passion was made even stronger after having two kids of my own! It is naive to think we’re peaking out right now when in fact, we’re nothing more than a baby that needs a diaper change.