History of the Internet

September 2nd, 2012

In the video, The History of the Internet, I find it quite fascinating how new developments in computer technology were fueled by the fears of the time. For example, in 1957 when Sputnik 1 was launched there was an intense fear of a missile attack from the Soviet Union. This pushed the United States to begin the organization DARPA and really begin to reach beyond the single tasking computers they had already created. It is amazing what a little competition can do to further people’s education.
It makes me wonder if today the USA would excel further if just presented with more challenges. With each decade we are slipping further behind in each category of education. When this “space race” with the Soviet Union began we were so motivated to be the best we could be. While many people like to continue the saying that “America is number one”, in many ways we aren’t anymore. Perhaps it is simply a lack of competition, challenge, that keeps us from making the sort of progress we were able to in those trying times.

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  1.   onMason Team on September 2, 2012 1:32 am

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