2016: the future of the Internet

    As the classics of cyberpunk said, the future is already here, only it has not yet spread enough. Similarly, Michael Pinto, founder and director of Very Memorable Design , publisher of Anime.com and a member of the board of directors of the New York Software Association, said in a similar fashion . He is the author of the article , which deals with the future of the Internet and the immediate prospects of mankind.

    Changes are taking place in our world now, as telephony and television are integrated into the network. This integration is beginning to gradually affect other devices: from the home alarm clock to the book that you read before bedtime. The Internet in the future will become an integral part of all these facilities. In fact, the World Wide Web will no longer be the place we “enter”; The network will become a place where we are constantly - an important element without which the world will simply fall apart. The concept of "go online" is replaced by the concept of "be online."

    Along with a change in worldview, a natural generational change will also take place. By 2016, there will not be a single person under the age of forty who would remember life without computers (of course, we are talking about civilized countries and cities). The average twenty-year-old will consider incredible the stories of older people about the past, when there was no email, no websites.

    In addition to the widespread penetration of the Network, in ten years another important factor will be felt: the increased computing power of computers. An ordinary mobile phone will be more powerful than a modern multimedia PC. In addition to mobile phones, computing capabilities will also be built into other inexpensive things. For example, cheap children's toys with elements of artificial intelligence.

    As computers become smaller in size, the very concept of "desktop computer" will disappear. Computers will be in cars, in kitchens, even in bathtubs.

    Due to the widespread availability and increase in the speed of access to the Network, devices for physical storage of data, such as CDs, DVDs, etc., will naturally die. They, of course, will be used for emergency purposes, but will become a real exotic.

    But all these technological changes will not be truly revolutionary. A true revolution will happen in our culture - in how we will communicate with each other, in how familiar customs and traditions are transformed under the influence of the Internet. You can feel the spirit of the times on YouTube.comwhere collections of amateur video clips from around the world are collected. In the list of the most popular videos you can find music videos from China, sports fragments from Eastern Europe and funny tricks of pets from South America. The World Wide Web is turning our planet into one “global village”, where each of the inhabitants is always available online.

    Over time, the Internet will be perceived not so much as technology, but rather as art. Something similar happened once with cinema. At first, the new technology of “moving photography” simply appeared, but decades later, Sergey Eisenstein and Charlie Chaplin invented the artistic language of cinema. The same thing will happen with the Internet when today's teens, the “MySpace generation," children who grew up on the Internet, become adults.

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