A Guide to Understanding the Net

Huxford, Dusty
February 1996
Journal of Financial Planning;Feb1996, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p68
Academic Journal
The Internet is global and can be accessed by anyone with the proper tools. While a tremendous and powerful resource, the vast numbers and types of people who have access has led to an ever-increasing level of questionable and corrupt activity. Security and safety are key issues. This triggers debates concerning policing the Internet and laws governing freedom of information. The future capabilities of the Internet are astronomical. Today, schools, churches, and businesses are connecting to the Internet. Cable companies have tied in, providing Internet access to entire communities. Tomorrow, doctors will he able to view operations as they happen and offer advice to the surgeon. One's television will become his/her computer with remote control as the keyboard. Virtual reality will change the way one works and plays. The Internet will no doubt continue to grow with global technological advancements that are raking place at warp speed. More changes over the next few years will transform the Internet into true information superhighway that will revolutionize people's lives.


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