The Future of the Internet

661 WordsFeb 24, 20183 Pages
The Internet's evolution and growth have been rapid. Even though its beginnings date back to 1960s, the Internet as we know it has been around for some 20 years. The Internet really took off with the advent of the World Wide Web and first Web browsers in the early 1990s. Yet, to many of us, especially to the young people under 25, it seems like it's always been there. Most of them can't imagine the world without Internet and social networks. I mean, how did the people do their homework before Wikipedia?! Although many of us still remember the age of dial-up networking, those days seem more and more distant now that broadband, high-speed connections and multiple devices have made it possible to be connected 24 hours a day. The Internet of today is pervasive, fast, and it permeates all aspects of our lives. It not only makes learning, socializing, working and living easier, but many of us make for a living thanks to the Internet. As great as it is today, the Internet is certain to evolve into something not only better, but even completely different. It is hard to forecast how exactly the Internet will evolve. Presently, we can already get the glimpse into how we will experience the Internet in the future: Semantic Web. We can get the taste of application of structured data and semantic technologies in the area of web search. Google's Knowledge Graph is the most notable example. It is already changing the way how searchers (Google search engine users) are getting
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