The Future of the Internet Sonny Taylor & Christy Englehart Today: In 2003 we turn on our computers and instantly expect to have internet access. This vital information source has become part of our daily lives and something we have grown accustomed to. The Future: In the future the internet will continue to grow to parameters that we could never expect it to. In this presentation we will invite you to view a number of advancements we have found. Internet2 Internet2 is a fairly new advancement and is made up of high speed networks that cross the globe. It transmits data that could not normally be sent over the internet due to size or other complications. It is capable of transmitting data 45,000 times faster than the average 56 Kbps modem. Internet2 For now Internet2 is only available for universities, government agencies, and corporations. In the future it will be more widely available to consumers. This will eventually lead the way for such activities as interactive television, 3-D video conferencing, and much more. Accessing the Internet Everyday new advancements are being made on devices that have the capability to access the internet. Today we can access the internet from cell phones, pagers, gaming systems, and a variety of other devices. In the future the list will only continue to grow. Accessing the Internet One of the newest internet connected devices is called ScreenFridge. It is an internet refrigerator that lets the owner know when their pantry is low and reminds them to buy those items that they need. Online Purchasing Although today many consumers are afraid of online shopping due to fraud, millions of dollars are spent everyday online and that number will only continue to grow in the future. Online Purchasing There are thousands of websites that tailor to consumers need for fast efficient shopping needs. Companies are sensing this ever expanding market of online shopping and are leaping to make online purchasing even more accessible in the future. Internet Gambling Internet gambling is another form of online purchasing that is growing rapidly. In many states gambling is illegal but online casinos travel overseas where they are not regulated by U.S. laws. Internet Gambling Even with all the regulations and doubts of legality online casinos are growing and earning billions of dollars each year. With this kind of growth there is no telling what the future holds for online gambling. The internet has come a long way since it’s meager beginnings. In the future the internet will continue grow to parameters we could never have expected..
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