I would like to focus on one of the most popular form of technology the Internet. The Internet is, quite literally, a network of networks. It is comprised of ten thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to modest PCs in people's homes and offices. Despite the recent hype, the Internet is not a new phenomenon. Its roots lie in a collection of computers that were linked together in the 1970s to form the US Department of Defense's communications systems. Fearing the consequences of nuclear attack, there was no central computer holding vast amounts of data, rather the information was dispersed across thousands of machines. A set of rules, of protocols, known as TCP/IP was developed to allow disparate devices to work together. The original network has long since been upgraded and expanded and TCP/IP is now a "de facto" standard.
Millions of people worldwide are using the Internet to share information, make new associations and communicate. Individuals and businesses, from students and journalists, to consultants, programmers and corporate giants are all harnessing the power of the Internet. For many businesses the Internet is b
It is no accident that the World Wide Web was invented to enable particle physicists to share knowledge. Their vast databases contain business records, bankruptcy records, lawsuit information and property records, including liens and judgement. At the same time he insists that the US is just as concerned to protect the privacy of its citizens as European governments are. The result is an explosive growth in the production and distribution of illegal child pornography, as well as new forms of child predation. However, at this point, people still get out and about to find information. Technology can be a good thing, but when traditional ways are given up completely, technology can be a completely bad thing. Last but not least is the report to our privacy when online. Yet, increasingly intrusive and somehow antithetical to the purposes for which science in general is purposed. It starts with information, then goes to groceries, furniture, even real estate. One of the most commonly asked questions is, "Will the Net help me sell more product" The answer is yes, but in ways you might not expect. The introduction of online education opens unprecedented opportunities for educational interactivity. When you next visit them, they can present you with advertising tailored to your interests, or even send you without your knowledge programs like Java Applets, which can reconfigure a site according to each visitor's tastes. Of course, text is still a popular way to transmit information, but the Web also presents information in sound bites, such as music, voice, or special effects. Data based technology makes it easy to find and exploit certain groups based on age, income level, place of residence, or purchasing habits. Computer viruses- tiny bits of programming code capable of destroying vast amounts of stored data- bear an uncannily close relationship to their biological namesake.