Application And Specification Of A Computer Network

760 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
On December 6, 1967, the Department of Defense awarded a contract with the purpose of the “design and specification of a computer network”. Four months later, the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPANET) was created. By October 15, 1969, computers at the University of California-Los Angeles and Stanford were connected and communicating (Internet History from ARAPNET to Broadband, 2007) . Thus was the birth of the internet. Now, the internet is an indispensable tool that provides us with an active connection to everyone and nearly everything. However, we’ve evolved the internet and moved forward to the “internet of things” (IoT). The IoT is connecting man to machine, machine to machine, and machine to man all through “smart” devices, appliances, and machinery. In the following paper, I will discuss the integration between the IoT and how it is impacting our future politically and economically. Additionally, I will touch on how the IoT and smart devices are affecting my career. The IoT is essentially a series of networked smart devices or machines that are equipped with wireless communications, sensors, and various other capabilities. The most basic smart device carried by nearly everyone in America is the smart phone. Smart phones have provided us with a level of interpersonal connectivity never seen before. Worldwide smart phone use is expected to exceed over 2 billion worldwide by the end of 2016 (Reisinger, 2014). The connectivity of the modern smart phone has…
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