The internet is vast and powerful; so that for some people it is a life substitute. According to an Internet Live Stats, in every second, there are around 6000 tweets and more than 40, 000 Google search queries. This makes the internet a very busy place.
In September 2013, the Internet hosted one billion websites, a number that keeps changing due a number of sites getting invalid and others created. With those websites, the Web has many individual Web pages.
Google indexed 200 Terabytes of data in 2014. However, it should be noted that Google’s 200 Terabytes was estimated 0.004% of the total internet.
You will agree with me that the Internet continues to expand each day. More and more people are getting a chance to access the internet, making great possibilities for people and businesses. Whether you are accessing the internet from a desktop, smartphone or tablet, the internet is never out of reach.
Today, approximately 40 percent of the world population has access to the internet. In 1995, it was only less than 1 percent, from 1999 to 2013, the number of people that have an internet connection has increased tenfold.
The world is moving towards connectivity that will immensely change how people associate, consume media, and share information. There will be an environment where people will effortlessly access and tap into the internet so easily that it will flow through their daily lives “like electricity”. Technology experts predict that mobile, computer and wearable will be linked together in the internet of Things. This will allow people to benefit from intellectual intelligence that will be enhanced by the cloud-based information storage and sharing.
In 1984, devices that were connected to the internet were just 1000. By 2012, the number of devices increased to 17 billion. It is estimated that by 2020, the number of devices that will be connected to the intranet will range from 26-50 billion. This includes more than just mobile and computer devices.
Of all the communication systems, the internet has the lowest cost, with an audience of hundreds of millions of people. The cost of Website can be less than the modest ad cost in a business telephone directory. A website can also give more information compared to a telephone directory ad.
Internet connections are changing how business is carried out. Now, systems are weighing choices and making decisions based on internet access. Manufacturers and retailers are undergoing digital transformation and developing new business models. For a company to succeed in future, they need to need to employ technology in their activities.
Take electric vehicles for instance. They will become available in many places. Imagine the highways in the future, governed and connected by complex technologies that communicate with vehicles and road infrastructure. Surfaces will have advanced solar panels to generate renewable energy. The panels will also have heating elements and LED lighting. Almost everything on the road will need to be reprogrammed. These developments confirm that internet connection is not only expected to be big but also powerful.