The internet is, without a doubt, one of the single most impactful inventions of all time. Without the connectivity and resources that the world wide web has made available to the general public, it is safe to say that the enormous strides technology has taken in recent years would have been simply impossible. The number of innovations that the internet has facilitated is simply incredible. To help illustrate just how much the internet has shaped the world today, this article outlines a handful of innovations that would have been completely impossible without the internet.
Near Limitless Communication
The first and arguably most formidable innovation that the internet has provided to humanity is the breadth of communication that is possible through the internet. From social media to instant messaging apps, the internet has provided connectivity beyond what anyone could have possibly imagined.
Social media allows you to keep your friends, family, and followers updated on the everyday happenings of your life.
Instant messaging allows you to communicate instantly with any person, regardless of location, so long as you both have an internet connection.
Video conference apps such as Discord and Zoom allow enormous groups of people to interact with each other, share video and even show their screens to one another, allowing a level of remote interaction and collaboration that would have seemed outlandish even a couple of decades ago.
Freely Accessible Information
Another incredible boon of the internet is, a point that’s almost taken as a given, is the ability to search literally anything on the internet and learn about the subject you search. This level of accessibility to information is frankly absurd compared to the extreme lengths you would have had to undertake to gain similar knowledge in the past. It really goes to show exactly how ubiquitous the internet has become to everyday existence that this particular aspect of the internet is so often forgotten. As a species, we essentially carry the sum of all human knowledge around in our pockets, which is truly amazing.
Human connection is an incredibly important thing, and through the power of the internet it is possible to spend quality time playing games with the people you care about all remotely. This is an incredibly useful thing to be able to do and essentially revolutionized our ability to maintain relationships over long distances. When you aren’t required to be physically near someone to interact with them, it makes it far easier for you to keep close and in touch with the people you care about, and this goes doubly when you can still spend time playing games and having fun with one another.
Virtual Doctor Appointments
Access to medical advice is an incredibly important thing for maintaining your health and through the power of the internet, it is possible to make virtual doctor appointments to help ensure that you are always on top of your own health situation.
This access to professional medical advice is frankly incredible and goes to further show how much the internet impacts our day-to-day lives.