Technology has touched our lives in almost every possible manner. It has made our lives easier and much more comfortable over the years. There are many technology marvels and inventions that have hit mankind since the early 20th century, which signifies in true sense the beginning of scientific era. Internet is one of such inventions, which has almost transformed our lives and affected our lives in some many different ways.
In most simple and lucid language, Internet is defined as a network of interlinked computers across the globe that is accessible and open to general public. In less than six decades of its existence, Internet has become as intrinsic and inherent part of our lives. It finds innumerable and immense uses in our daily lives. It finds uses in both our personal and professional lives. Right from education, entertainment, communication, information sharing, shopping to businesses and jobs, Internet finds centrality in almost everything these days.
Some believe that Internet is indeed the most important and significant invention of 20th century and rightly so. In today’s world life for a majority of people without Internet is meaningless and unimaginable, to say the least. There are many reasons, which back Internet as the greatest invention of the last century. Internet has changed the way we communicate; right from emails to voice and video calls and social networking we can get in touch with people within a few seconds. This wasn’t possible before the invention of Internet and hence it would be fair enough to say that Internet revolutionized the way we communicate and made it much more simpler, faster and cheaper. Other important advantage that Internet offers is ‘Information Sharing’. The Internet and the World Wide Web has made it way to easier for anyone to access virtually unlimited information (Kaiz 2012). Internet bears and contains information on every possible topic and is rightly termed as an ‘Ocean of Knowledge’ and it is this property of Internet which has made it indispensable and absolutely imperative. Internet has impacted the Business and Education sectors for the good. Right from marketing to E-commerce, Internet provides a lucrative platform for businesses across the genres and around the globe. Distance learning has ensured that students get access to the best of education right from the comfort of their homes, thanks to Internet. Last but not the least, Internet provides us with diverse and numerous entertainment options. Right from watching videos to listening songs and chatting, Internet has so much to offer and explore.
While Internet already plays a vital role in our lives, experts believe that the best is yet to come and that Internet has much more to offer. It is believed to make us much more socially connected since the number of Internet users is expected to grow to a staggering 6 Billion from the current user base of around 600 millions (Peter 2013). Moreover, better and cross platform communication technologies using Internet are expected to roll out soon. From the outset it can be said that Internet will play a bigger and better role in our lives in future will further transform the way we interact, learn and entertain.
Internet is a technological invention, which has proved to be bliss for mankind and has ingrained itself in the daily routines of billions across the world. It has impacted every major and important aspect of human life, mostly for the good. It incontrovertibly is one of the greatest inventions that the world has even seen and arguably would ever see.
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