There has been a lot of discussion lately about recent technological inventions. There is new decade upon us, and this is always a time to look back and admire our accomplishments. What is likely the most agreed upon useful invention of the last decade, if not the last century, is the Internet.
It’s easy to see why this is such an obvious choice. The Internet provides many different things to many different people. Many people use the Internet as their main form of entertainment, and can find many different outlets for that desire. Videos, music, chat rooms, forums and other means of communication are becoming more and more popular.
News is another reason why so many people love reading the Internet. It used to be that you had to buy and read a newspaper, or wait for the evening news. This made news vastly constrained due to time and distance. But today, news sites are updated several times a day, and it is very easy to stay on top of the latest breaking reports. Many traditional print news sources are struggling to stay in business.
The original reason for the invention of the Internet is still a main reason for it’s existence today. Academic research has grown by leaps and bounds with the increase in connectivity. International collaboration, document searching and other forms of research have all been made possible by the Internet.
Of course, with all this connection, there is plenty of room for abuse. There are several malicious software programs that have been developed for the sole purpose of causing destruction, or at the very least a compromise of your personal data and security.
The good news, of course, is that there are plenty of software programs designed specifically to fight these malicious software programs, and keep your computer free from viruses and other invasions of your privacy. If you haven’t downloaded and installed the latest protection, we recommend that you make it a priority.