The wild ride of the WWW~

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    Sep 22, 2020 9:40 PM GMT
    Did you ever think the internet would turn out the way it
    has so far? How do you think it will end up?
    What's the next big thing???

    Remember AOL & Dial up?
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  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 23, 2020 1:40 AM GMT
    The internet is going to keep changing and advancing and we might not recognize it five years from now. AOL and Dial Up are both archaic things from not that long ago. They are valid proof on how far and fast online communication has advanced.
  • venue35

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    Sep 23, 2020 4:00 AM GMT
    It certainly has changed our lives.
    I love the fact that there is so much information on just about anything at the touch of a button. But alot of time is wasted on the internet as well. I don't read books like I used to..
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    Sep 23, 2020 5:14 AM GMT
    I remember when Amazon first started and thinking, Oh I should
    buy stock.....lol

    I like the online shopping that I can do have have it delivered to me
    if I am unable to go to the store......well, not many are even left!

    Now look at all the Apps. This has carried it even further and look
    what Netflix did to Block Buster and Remember Tower Records?

    The virtual & digital world will continue to expand.

    Look at bitcoin. It's the new online-digital gold.

    Crazy!

    AI (Artificial Intelligence) & Robots are next!!
  • roadbikeRob

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    Sep 23, 2020 11:06 AM GMT
    BigBanana saidI remember when Amazon first started and thinking, Oh I should
    buy stock.....lol

    I like the online shopping that I can do have have it delivered to me
    if I am unable to go to the store......well, not many are even left!

    Now look at all the Apps. This has carried it even further and look
    what Netflix did to Block Buster and Remember Tower Records?

    The virtual & digital world will continue to expand.

    Look at bitcoin. It's the new online-digital gold.

    Crazy!

    AI (Artificial Intelligence) & Robots are next!!
    You are right about not many stores being left as well as the ease and convenience of online shopping. I remember all the local chain department stores here in Buffalo the last of them was bought out in 1995. All other US cities have seen the exact same thing in their retail scenes. Local based department stores and ma and pa retailers long gone. Suburban shopping malls are in steady decline in as much the same way as downtown shopping areas in the 60s and 70s. The few remaining department stores: JC Penney, Macy’s, Sears they are barely keeping their heads above water and probably will all be out of business by the end of this decade. Hardly anyone shops in these department stores, even the older generations have turned their backs on them and embraced both smaller shops and online shopping.
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    Sep 23, 2020 1:48 PM GMT
    Still have AOL an enjoy it an do not want hangout an whatever is the new thing. Remember the dial up an getting knocked out of things also an trying to go back in.
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    Sep 25, 2020 6:13 PM GMT
    ARPA and the origins of the Internet:

    ARPA research played a central role in launching the “Information Revolution,” including developing or furthering much of the conceptual basis for ARPANET, a pioneering network for sharing digital resources among geographically separated computers. Its initial demonstration in 1969 led to the Internet, whose world-changing consequences unfold on a daily basis today. A seminal step in this sequence took place in 1968 when ARPA contracted BBN Technologies to build the first routers, which one year later enabled ARPANET to become operational.

    https://www.darpa.mil/about-us/timeline/arpanet