A Timeline of Birth, Life and End of The Internet Era

internet1The idea for the internet came from inspired theorists who found mammoth value in computers being able to communicate and circulate big data with one another. In view of the internet urbanized by the administration in the investigation department as DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), it was predictable to be chiefly used for armed purposes, exclusively, also for communication.

Birth of the Internet

Technologies like cryptography and radar communications were in full flourish during the 50’s. These technologies were used by the military services and it was because of the government behavior that resulted in the birth of the Internet.  In 1957, ARPA was invented by the American government for research on space. One year later, NASA took over the duties of the space research and ARPA moved to computer science and information processing. The main goal of ARPA was to connect the computers of the learning society so that they can communicate through a common language and protocol, resulting in the birth of the ARPANET, which in 1969 grew into the Internet which soon included the packet satellite network and ground-based packet radio network.

Almost 60 years back, two computers at UCLA were connected for the first time with a cable. After the connection, the machines were able to perform communication with each other. The information that was communicated between the two systems was meaningless, but it was a step forward which eventually formed the internet. So 2nd September 1969 was said to be the birthday of the internet. In the same year on October 29th, Communication was set up among computers in different places. After two years of tough research, the first email was sent on 1971. And in the New Year day of 1983 the transport protocol, i.e. TCP/IP was developed by ARPANET. In 1989, WWW was created by Tim Berners-Lee which was followed by the first browser named as Mosaic in 1993.

Life during the Internet Era

The internet has turned life upside down. Today, from shopping, chatting, ordering food, updating news, everything is just a click away from you. The internet itself changed from being a static network to an all-rounder. In the 90s, it grew towards IT solutions and experienced marvelous growth and became the largest network all over the globe.  It is no more a data swap operation anymore, but a stylish multitasking tool allowing bloggers to create content, information exchange with a single click, gaming, and what not.

Today Internet started affecting people’s social relationships and ties down people anywhere and everywhere. It has completely turned the world into a global village. The Internet has changed commerce, learning, management, healthcare, and yet the conduct of communication with our cherished ones—it has to turn out to be one of the solution drivers of public progression. The Internet has detached all announcement blockades. Online, the conservative limitations of freedom and occasions fade away and there is a broad choice of unrestrained promises. The bang of social media applications has introduced the argument of the “new communication democracy.” The internet gave a new share evolution by introducing the mobile interaction.  Today we all are connected to all by the cloud. We stay online using our mobiles all the time.

End of the Internet Era

In just 30 to 40 years if the internet continues, then the overall power supply will be eaten up by the internet use itself.  According to the experts within next 10 years, the optical fibers and cables that connect to devices will reach the saturation points.  In order to come up with the demands, scientists and engineers have put their best effort to double the internet speed in the last half century.

Before last 10 years the internet speed used to be 2 MB per second and today it has increased massively to 100MB per second. It is such a huge change. But according to the big leagues, science and technology have got limits and it has almost reached its mark.  And carriers can no more take data.  Hence, in future, the internet cost will rise to its extent which is seen to be rising right now.

According to scientist Ellis, of Aston University, the research has reached its peak point and they won’t be able to further extend the capacity of the optical carriers and within some 8 years the fibres will no longer carry more data and the price of the internet will be too expensive. The internet companies possibly will at all time put down supplementary cables – but that will signify the elevated demand for payment.

Users demand keeps on growing more and most and experts are trying tougher and tougher to reach the demand, but we are reaching the peak where we cannot go any forward. And when the day will come when no more data can be handled by the optical fibres, the web will collapse and that day will be the last day of the Internet Era.

About the Author:

Vaishnavi Agrawal loves pursuing excellence through writing and has a passion for technology. She has successfully managed and run personal technology magazines and websites. She currently writes for intellipaat.com, a global training company that provides e-learning and professional certification training. The courses offered by Intellipaat address the unique needs of working professionals. She is based out of Bangalore and has an experience of 5 years in the field of content writing and blogging. Her work has been published on various sites related to Hadoop, Big Data, Business Intelligence, Cloud Computing, IT, SAP, Project Management and more.