In less than 60 years, the Internet has become a mainstay in the way we work and live so much so that it's hard to imagine a time when our lives weren't consumed by cyberspace. But just a few decades ago FaceTime, Netflix, Facebook, email and all the technology we use to make our lives easier and more connected were just ideas in the minds of tech innovation leaders.
Despite the complex nature of the Web, the Internet has come a long way in little time. In 1981, only 213 computers were hooked to the Internet but by 1994 that number jumped to 2.5 million people. Fast forward to 2015, and Internet users have soared to over 3.2 billion people, according to the International Telecommunication Union. And people aren't just using traditional computers anymore -- mobile devices, tablets, gaming systems and so much more connect people to the Web every second.
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Although the new millennium initially brought fears that the digital world would come crashing down, the 2000s proved to be one of the most innovative times in how we connect online. The technologies that brought us telephones, television and computers began to merge during this time leading to what we know the Internet to be today.
While the Internet is fully integrated into Western society, it is still struggling to become available in the developing world. Internetlivestats.com reports that over 80 percent of the population of countries like the United States, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, and France have connection to the Internet, but over 60 percent of the world still isn't connected to the Internet.
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By: Alexis Jackson
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