Wireless technology has come on leaps and bounds over the past number of years. Prior to wireless technology dial-up and a bulky computer was the only way to connect to the internet to look up information, research or connect with friends and family.
Let’s Look at the Statistics
Nowadays the internet can be with us every minute of every day through phones, tablets, laptops and even GPS systems. It is because of these new and upgraded technologies that the number of internet users has increased tenfold from 1999 to 2013.
Around 40% of the worlds population is connected to the internet in some way or another. That is a whopping 2.9 BILLION people!
Information at Your Fingertips
The internet, although still young, is already deeply ingrained in our culture and everyday lives. It is for someone of the first things we look at in the morning and the last we put down at night as it contains all the information we need. ‘Don’t know something? Just Google it!!!’
The world wide web is now one of our main sources of information for the latest news, facts and figures. Research has shown that almost 55% of people read or download news content from the internet than buy or read a newspaper. The reasoning behind this is because information on the web is updated constantly while newspapers are literally ‘yesterday’s news’.
Smart Technology and The Internet
Not only does the World Wide Web contain all the information we need such as news, educational information and facts it also serves as an outlet for social media, instant messaging etc. With the introduction of smartphone technology connecting to social media has never been easier or closer to hand meaning we can connect or chat with our friends and family faster than we have ever done before. Through the use of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram people can now keep up to date on what their friends, family and acquaintances are posting on a daily basis. In the case of Twitter, this is a minute by minute live stream.
Not only is it a source of news and a means of communication, it is also a way to manage our everyday lives. Never before has it been easier to shop for your groceries, clothes and the latest technologies or even banking. All can be accessed through wireless technology no matter where you are or what time it is.
“Anywhere, any time, any place”
In essence, the wireless revolution has completely changed our perspective on the way we communicate, do our daily tasks and our lives in general. We are always and will always be connected to the internet in one way or another. the question is what is next?