Where are we going with the internet ?
Are there some areas that are off limits when it comes to this facility? The answer to that question lies in the attitudes of the people that are currently dominating the usage for the internet facilities. They will make it into the image that they want. They will also ensure that it follows their rules.
For example there is a new medical scheme within certain developed countries where diagnosis and prescription can be partly undertaken online. There is a health care professional behind the screen and then the general public enters the information that relates to their symptoms. The doctor makes a tentative diagnosis and then takes things to the next level. A similar method was used to self diagnose those with avian flu symptoms.
When it comes to human relationships the internet is going to play a very crucial role in the dynamics and outcomes of such relationships. We already know that there is a significant dating population that works online. The fans of this method of dating say that it is very convenient. They can look at the profile of the applicant and make up their minds whether they are interested. In fact it is unlikely that the two parties will have any ambiguity about their intentions. You only go to the websites that transmit the facilities that you are looking for. The isolating features of high internet usage might also decimate the traditional dating scene. Everyone will want to become modern in their approach to human relationships.
We are already impressed by the speed that broadband has been able to bring to the market. Now we are looking to take it a step further and ensure that a majority of communities have access to some form of broadband coverage. Some Scandinavian communities have passed legislation that makes it very easy for their people to access the internet. They also ensure that that access is of the highest quality.
The configurations for the different elements in the industry are really based on an understanding of the local requirements in terms of speed and reliability. The internet providers are very sensitive to movements in the market profile and they tend to respond fairly quickly.
The failure to deliver communication systems to the developing world will have an impact on the economic prospects of the people that live there. The internet opens up the world and brings opportunities to people that have traditionally been left behind in every planning structure of the international community.
The spread of the same products will ensure that the economic prospects of those countries are significantly improved. We tend to look at the use of the internet from a purely passionless perspective but we also have to consider the implications of our failure to deliver the different outcomes without the aid of this facility. It might be an indicator that the economic issues are much more complex than the universal coverage of the internet facility in the short term.