The Internet and Technology

Unfortunately, it took a pandemic COVID-19 to expand ourselves online and continuing to uplift the centuries-old tradition of going to a physical location to learn, to educate, to work. We have the government on internet monitoring what used to be considered an unsafe environment. People claimed the internet was just a place of pleasure and leisure. That you do not get real information from it. Boy things have changed looking at it from a 2020 perspective. The internet, originally named the World Wide Web became publicly available on August 6, 1991. Its creator, the now internationally known Tim Berners-Lee, posted a summary of the project and gave birth to a new technology that would fundamentally change the world as we knew it. The invention came about as Tim had been looking for a way for physicists to share information around the world without all using the same types of hardware or software. The internet consisted of primarily just text and hyperlinks on its initial launch. 

It wasn’t until 1992 that the first image was uploaded to the internet of French parodic rock group Les Horribles Cernettes. In 1993, the year that I was born, it was announced by CERN (The European Organization for Nuclear Research) that the World Wide Web was free for everyone to use and develop, with no fees payable – a key factor in the transformational impact it would soon have on the world.

 

While several web-browsers were developed during the first two years of the internet’s introduction, it was the browser, Mosaic, which arguably had the most impact, which I bet a lot of people have never even heard of. Mosaic was the web browser that popularized the internet. It was launched in 1993 and by the end of that year was available for Unix, the Commodore Amiga, Windows, and Mac OS. The first browser to be freely available and accessible to the public, it inspired the birth of the first commercial browser, Netscape Navigator, while Mosaic’s technology went on to form the basis of Microsoft’s Internet Explorer. The growth of easy-to-use Web browsers coincided with the growth of the commercial ISP business, with companies like Compuserve bringing increasing numbers of people from outside the scientific community on to the Web – and that was the start of the internet we know today. 

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What was initially a network of static HTML documents has become a constantly changing and evolving information organism, powered by a wide range of technologies, from database systems like PHP and ASP that can display data dynamically, to streaming media and pages that can be updated in real-time. Plugins like Flash have expanded our expectations of what the Web can offer, while HTML itself has evolved to the point where its latest version can handle video natively. The internet has become a part of our everyday lives – something we access at home, on the move, on our phones, and TV. It’s changed the way we communicate and has been a key factor in the way the internet has transformed the global economy and societies around the world. Sir Tim Berners-Lee has earned his knighthood a thousand times over, and the decision of CERN to make the Web completely open has been perhaps its greatest gift to the world. 

In just 20 years we were able to take the internet from being something that scientists used, into something that is completely essential. The internet is everywhere we go and has become an essential resource for connecting with the people around us. We can exchange information at an extremely alarming fast rate. With social media, people can share images and videos of events happening around the world in just mere seconds, at the palm of our hand. People are working on the internet and getting paid from the internet now. Many companies are allowing people to work from home which helps save them money as well.

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We look forward to the introduction of more of such technologies. Pretty soon it will be just like the movies where we are all wearing virtual reality headsets and communicate with the world virtually. Imagine how it would be to connect the internet with the 2,666 satellites we have floating around the planet. Of those Satellites, 1,327 of them belong to the United States. Amazon recently announced its plans to launch a mega constellation of 3,000+ satellites to provide Internet connection to under-connected parts of the world. As satellites get smaller, they are getting easier to build and launch. All this may sound music to some ears, but for a section of experts, this is worrisome. “Space may appear endless, but opportunities to safely place and maintain an object in Earth’s orbit are not. The risk of collisions between objects in Space is very real, and major collisions have already occurred,” wrote Michael Dominguez, former senior Defense Department official who served as Acting Secretary of the Air Force and DOD Executive Agent for Space. Even one collision can produce a dangerous debris field that can cripple a range of critical capabilities upon which we depend, such as global communications and navigation, and endanger the astronauts stationed in the International Space Station. Also, the financial consequences could be monumental. That is why Space traffic management is a critical area for governments. In the United States, this has traditionally been managed by the Department of Defense. However, as the number of objects in orbit increased, it was felt that Space situational awareness as a service from Defense was no longer adequate. Hopefully, we can get amazon to force some movement in this area. We need to clean up our space environment as well. There is a lot of trash and debris in space —- 6,000 tons of space junk. Perhaps even to build a second or third International Space Station.

Here at Nature’s Uprise, we are just focusing on the things that we can do with the internet, rather than expanding it. There are many things to purchase in our online store. We have gift cards, plants, books, merchandise, t-shirts, animals, etc. We also have our tutoring platform that allows busy students to attend sessions anywhere, anytime, while tailored to fit his or her learning style. We hope to expand our courses to Udemy so that people can have even more customizable learning experiences. 

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