The Internet of Life
When I think of the internet within ten years, I start picturing the cartoons series like "Futurama" when fry visits the internet and is virtually sucked in while wearing helmets. Or the "Simpson" when Homer in the future opens a spam mail in his mind and a virus takes over. How do you know if such a thing as the internet will exist?
I asked my brother that stated: "The internet will phase out many of the conventional information resources that we use today such as libraries, books, magazines, any paper documentation."
What do I see...
People will get up from bed and walk to their computers and log into work. From the comfort of home will start communicating to others through the net. Visual chats will be conducted for meetings, power point presentation, evaluations, sales, and yes even to fire people. Training would be a YouTube videos of a instructor giving step by step interactions, with ads of course, and controlling your whole monitor screen ( so you won't cheat, like the school software that the teacher use to spy on us) to see the actual video without using ALT+TAB. Hopefully buffering will not be a problem or even exist.
People will communicate through cameras; programs like Skype, face interaction would die. Pro: Families would be able to communicate through cameras without regards of distance. From Salvador to the United States to Canada. Yeah, I have family everywhere. Con: That's it, no more Family gatherings for the holidays. Birthdays will be electronic cards that open and scream happy birthday with techno HD lights flashing all over the room. Kisses will potentially be "XOXO." We will have developed a new language called "Text Abv" where all you would see is "C U 2 NT" or "TTYL" or the famous "LOL." You would virtually be on vacation, ride a horse, be on a roller coaster ride, swim the Great Barrier Reef; all through the net without being their physically.
Shopping would be affect where profit would drop dramatically because of outside countries able to produce items at a cheaper price. You would however get items quick within 5 minutes like the "ACME" products from "Looney Tunes."
You would be able to get any product without leaving the comfort of your home. But that is it; you would never leave home...
Know matter how advance the internet may be, we have the right to choose how to interact. Do we become zombies of the net and be glued on it 24/7; or do we use it properly and still be part of the real world. Will we become like the people from "Wall-E," obese depending on robots. Or become aware of what of our surroundings when it's too late like the "Lorax." Only we can choose and hopefully go down the right path.
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