I read a very interesting article today on the BBC website.
The article traced the advent of Internet and how it has grown with a huge impact on the global population. We do banking, shopping, learn, interact with family and friends through the Internet.
Take me for example, I don’t think I can live without the Internet. I make my living because of the Internet- building websites. I learn all sorts of things from financial matters to craft with the help of sites like Youtube. (could not live without Youtube). I keep in touch with family and friends all over the world skyping and through FaceBook. I know a lot more about what is happening in their lives now. I twitter, blog, linkedin plaxo and a whole lot of other stuff for business.
The article states
“The implications of the rapid penetration of the internet are staggering. If current industry estimates prove correct, there will be 1.5 billion new internet users in the next two to three years – just over double the number of current users.” WOW!
The introduction of Internet Protocol (IP) version 6 into common usage means that the address space available to connect devices to the net is growing from 4.2 billion with IPv4 to 340 trillion, trillion, trillion addresses. With pervasive wireless connectivity, this means everything can talk to everything. (How about that)
Think of the opportunities that will be available! Staggering. You can sell, buy, download, learn, connect even more. You can make a lot of money if you play your cards correctly.
The article goes on to say
“The internet has proven to be a deeply transformative technology in the developed world, as so it will be for the developing world.
It will be an economically important tool that will provide a mechanism for the development of new business models, previously unknown ways connecting people and communities, new possibilities for the delivery of services, and a feedback loop for the population.”
So true Internet transformed me. I have managed to learn stuff that would have taken me years to access in a library in a few weeks/days. So think about this – do some brainstorming, find out what you are passionate about- create a business out of it, Slowly build it up and you can retire sooner!
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