The Future Of The Internet
magazines, and entire books are written on it regularly. Its growth rate is
rate could either help the system or destroy it.
programs, talk to other people with related interests, and send electronic mail
all across the world (Elmer-Dewitt 62). It is used by thousands of different
universities, and common people with no specific purpose to even use it (Dunkin
180). Phillip Elmer-Dewitt stated it perfectly, ?It is a place for everyone.?
The rapid growth of the internet has many positive aspects to it. The
technological advances, systems will be faster, more powerful, and capable of
doing more complicated tasks. As more people with different interests,
information available (Elmer-Dewitt 64). As the number of internet users
increases, the prices will gradually decrease on internet software and
is it is so big that it cannot be destroyed (Elmer-Dewitt 62).
There are many problems with the constant growth of the internet. It’s
largest weakness is that it is not owned or controlled by anyone (Elmer-Dewitt
for censorship, but that is in=impossible with the size of the internet
(Peterson 358). With more sites and pages being added to the internet,
information is becoming harder to find, and it getting more difficult to find
your way around. There are also problems just like ?any heavily traveled
highway, including vandalism, break-ins, and traffic jams. It’s like an
amusement park that is so successful that there are long waits for the most
popular rides.? (Elmer-Dewitt 63).
take. The future of the internet will be determined by whether the growth is
just a trend or if it will keep growing and technology will keep up with it.
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