The internet has changed the world already, but as the internet continues to evolve, we can look forward to many more far reaching changes.
Back when the only way to connect was via a slow dial up connection, websites like YouTube were impossible, they had to wait for technology to catch up. As the volume and speed of data transfer increases, more things become possible, including things that haven’t been thought of yet.
Get ready for more regular use of the buzzwords eHealth, eBusiness, eLearning and eGovernment. These describe everyday activities that affect us all, that are moving onto the internet in a big way.
eHealth: With fast broadband, online diagnosis becomes possible, allowing medical data to be transmitted in real-time, and enabling patients to get consultations from specialists without moving from home. Patients will be able to get online consultations and remote monitoring from a distant hospital through high speed Internet connection.
eBusiness: Fast internet promises increased business efficiency and productivity. Online software delivery and backups deliver benefits like security and mobility. Virtual boardrooms reduce the need for travel, saving time, money and resources. New opportunities will create jobs in different areas, including regional areas.
eLearning: Access to world class education resources is becoming commonplace. Students can learn online at their own pace whenever they get time. People living in remote regions can receive knowledge from specialists and have conversations with the help of video conferencing.
eGovernment: Online government services allow citizens to interact with government agencies freely. Services like ATO and Centrelink can all be accessed at a time convenient to the user. In the near future online voting will become the norm.