The Internet Of The Digital Age

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Today, almost everyone in the world has some access to the internet, but in the same year that humans have landed a probe on a comet, the average internet speed is 3.5 Mbps worldwide. One would think that by this time loading icons would become a thing of the past, but in 2015 we still have slow internet speeds. In the digital age, everyone should have some access to the internet because the internet is a utility used by many to entertain, to educate and to communicate. The Internet is the global system of interconnected computer networks that use the internet protocol suite to link billions of devices worldwide. Many people today have access to the internet and therefor a vast collection of knowledge just a few clicks away. The Roman philosopher Seneca worried about information overload nearly 2,000 years "Whats the point of having countless books and libraries whose titles the owner could scarcely read through in a whole lifetime?" he wondered. In Too Big to Know, a book on our current age of unlimited data, author David Weinberger observes that those long-ago Cassandras now seem like whiners, “drowning facedown in puddles of information.” Today almost everyone has access to the internet in some way, shape or form. Be it the library or a friends house people have nearly limitless tomes of knowledge at their fingertips, but many people don 't have the luxuries of the internet. War ravaged countries and those in poverty do not have the privilege of the internet. People

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