Internet has revolutionised the way we live and perceive things. By way of fibre optic cables and satellite transmissions, we are now connected to every part of the world, well almost.
The benefits of Internet
Internet has the potential to literally connect every single person on this earth to another, living anywhere. Language, of course is still a hurdle but possibly a smaller one compared to the past, as many tools to translate and communicate are being developed.
Availability of information is almost endless. All information is at your fingertips. Many times one may not be authorised to avail of it or often it might have to be paid for, nonetheless, it is all there.
Internet makes all sources of knowledge available right there for you, even teachers. Millions of books and resources are available to anyone who wants to learn. This also includes a large part of the knowledge that has been recorded since ancient times. Efforts are ongoing to digitize all available manuscripts.
Many services are easier to avail of such as banking which can now be done from the comfort of your home. Sending or requesting money in different currency forms to or from anywhere is much easier and time efficient.
Real time medical consultations can happen over the internet making a large improvement in the health conditions of critical patients.
Employment over the internet has become much more available and unbiased. There are no geographical boundaries to be overcome. People with skills find it easy to find work, part time or full time without compromising on their educational, domestic or mobility issues. This is a boon for people with limited physical abilities too.
Consulting industry is now ready to take advantage of the internet to achieve its full potential by reaching out to all corners of the world and making the best brains available to anyone in need of guidance or developing various strategies for business, legal issues and much more.
Entertainment industry also finds a much larger market opening out to it. Films and programmes made available by Netflix, Amazon and applications like YouTube are amazing internet media available to masses. Gaming industry too is riding the wave.
Internet has made life easy, comfortable and efficient. One needs to use caution though.