The Effects of Technology !

The Internet

Historical Events !

  • The Internet, or World Wide Web, is a major part of the world and has literally changed history. The Internet has a history of its own. You may be surprised how long the Web has been around, and where it began. The history of the Internet began in the late 1950's.
  • 1990

    The Internet is introduced to the public. World.std.com becomes the first company to provide Internet access through dial–up.

  • The Internet continues to change the media, the economy, entertainment, technology and the way we view the world. What’s in the future of the World Wide Web? Wireless Internet access may be broadcast free like radio and television across the world. Many large cities already have free wireless Internet.

    Or, perhaps the progression of the Internet will end up back at the military. Where battles and wars will be fought virtually saving thousands of lives. Only time will tell.

The Internet

  • The internet can have positive and negative outcomes of the Economy or really anything.

Economy

  • None of that was possible before 1995, when the large, government-controlled networks somewhat begrudgingly opened their lines for commercial use. Advanced Internet technologies spread rapidly in businesses across the country—in small cities, sprawling suburbs, and dense urban hubs. Although this sparked wage and employment spurts everywhere, the gains were far more striking in regions that were already well off, according to a study to appear in the American Economic Review.

Environment

  • Still, environmental organization Greenpeace warns that the same companies have caused consumers' "addiction to dirty energy" and are increasing their energy consumption by around 12% each year. And everything we do online, from web searches to spam emails, leads to a certain amount of CO2.

  • On the other hand, the Internet is making it possible for many more workers to efficiently and effectively telecommute; this "WFH" revolution is saving the environment that many more cars on the road each morning and evening.

Politics

  • As the Internet plays a larger role in governance, campaigns and activism, the debate continues about how social and digital media are changing politics. Ongoing research is addressing topics such as whether or not the Internet is leading to increased political polarization — the tendency of like-minded individuals to cluster even closer together in their habits and viewpoints.

Society

  • The Internet creates new ways for citizens to communicate, congregate, and share information of a social nature. It is obvious that the Internet has and will continue to change the way we live. How it is changed, and how it will continue to change our lives, is the reason for so many conferences on the topic.