The Internet, a pioneer of technological upgradation transformed everything that existed. But do we actually know who is invented the internet? and what was the purpose behind the invention of the internet? Not really. Let’s find out in detail.
In the world of paper, and phone book directories, the emergence of the internet brought a sudden shift in the dynamics of technology, business, education, entertainment, and what not. Whatever we know today, everything is directly or indirectly influenced by this revolution, we know as ‘Internet’.
The Internet is a complex structure of connectivity between computers. It is a global infrastructure of interconnected computers that communicate in a standardized way with set protocols. In short, a huge network of small networks.
In the decade of 1960, the computer networking revolution came into existence in the United States. Initially, it was primarily invented for military purposes, but then the technology was so successfully accepted that it became a spree. Its expansion started to influence communication among scientists.
This phenomenon eventually became popular in the field of science and the increasing use of computer networks lead to a more sought-after technology that has become an inevitable truth of human existence – ‘Internet service’.
The high speed internet we use today was invented by Computer scientists Vinton Cerf and Bob Kahn in the beginning, and slowly this service turned into the most complex and dependable network in the history of mankind – the World Wide Web. All the communication protocols we use today are indirectly linked with the internet service that experienced so many updates over the years.
At the time of the cold war, this technology became a dependable tool between military and university computers. It was the only communication channel they could possibly depend on. These computers also became the targets by bombs or any other enemy conspiracy as they were the only communication support military had by their side.
To solve this major damage, in 1968 DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) signed a contract with BBN (Bolt, Beranek, and Newman) to establish ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network).
Today the internet we use for data transfer, email, instant messaging, and worldwide communication is a result of these initial steps taken by the military forces to create communication with the world.
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As they say necessity is the mother of invention, the evolution of the internet yet again proves it right. With the changing times, the requirements changed and so the technology. It is an interdependent cycle that never breaks. The Internet seems to develop further in the near future, AI being another partner in crime.
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