Even though everything has a history, a moment where it all started, I never actually thought about the history of internet, mostly because ever since I was old enough to use it, internet was there, just a few clicks away.
However, one of the things that have always fascinated me about the evolution of the internet is the speed. The speed to send a text, an image, a video, the speed to connect with someone from another corner of the world, the speed to access a link and most importantly, the speed by which news travel nowadays. And I’m not talking about what lipstick Kylie Jenner bought recently, but about serious issues like natural hazards(tsunami, earthquake, fire, floods), economical issues (world economic crisis) or political (new laws, elected leaders of states, wars, change of regime). Every piece of news gets to us even faster and faster.
Is that good or bad? I believe it is absolutely amazing that we now have this kind of global access to everything that is happening around us and within minutes we can be updated with what’s new in the USA, China, UK, Spain or Brazil. Do you think there might be a downside to it?