The Internet : An Emerging Ideal And Emerging Technology

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From the very beginning the internet was considered to be an emerging ideal and an emerging technology. According to internetsociet.org “the Internet has revolutionized the computer and communications world like nothing before. The invention of the telegraph, telephone, radio, and computer set the stage for this unprecedented integration of capabilities. The Internet is at once a world-wide broadcasting capability, a mechanism for information dissemination, and a medium for collaboration and interaction between individuals and their computers without regard for geographic location”. The internet got its start in 1960s-1970s through the invention done by the government of the United States to be used as a weapon in the Cold War. Over the…show more content…
Additionally, given that ARPA was an agency of the Defense Department, part of the motivation was related to the desire of the U.S. Military to develop a survivable communication structure in the event of nuclear attack, (though this was not the primary motivating factor that it is often emphasized to be.) After a decade of remaining a closed computer network ARPANET transformed into the openly networked Internet of the modern age”. After becoming an openly networked Internet many engineers located across the word working in different institutions developed a way in which multiple computers can transfer information. It can clearly be seen that the in the 19th century the internet was traditionally developed for the use communication and also protection. However today, in the 21st century the use of the internet is not only used as a means of communication but it used as a means of expression, isolation and discrimination. Through the advancement and the launching of social networking in 1997 the internet has become the new play ground for almost everyone in the world. Therefore when Ralph Hanson wrote seven truths about the internet, he acknowledged the truths that most individuals would say. Truth number five states “New media are always scary” (Hanson, R. n.d) I believe that Mr. Hanson new exactly what he was saying when he made this statement. I believe that the internet is a scary place especially for teenagers and young
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