A little over three decades ago, even the simple concept of files that could be hyperlinked was difficult to comprehend. The internet is gradually evolving, each day doing away with obsolete things while introducing more sophisticated ones. So, what will the internet look like in another two decades from today?
Let’s explore some of the things you should expect from the internet of the future.
Permanent and Automated Internet Connection
Today, you can connect to the internet in different ways, including the minutes-long dialing-up process or the seconds-long process of keying in a Wi-Fi password. In the near future, you should expect internet connectivity to be steady and streamlined, with no need for any individual connection.
Namely, universal internet will eventually be realized and the overlap between systems could create a layer of redundancy, which averts worries of poor connections and service breakdowns.
Machines Doing Every Job
Machines that can do various manual tasks are in existence, already. In fact, the machines are beginning to master the art of accomplishing high-level and intellectual tasks, such as security. If you combine this with the ubiquity of the internet, it means that reduced work and more resources will be directly available. In that light, you should expect the need for people to work to decrease together with the availability of jobs. This will lead to a system that is somewhat balanced.
As the world struggles to strike this balance, you will definitely experience a shortage of jobs and uneven distribution of resources. You should realize, however, that these are just short-lived challenges of a more connected, economically empowered world. Maybe you wouldn’t even need someone to tell you the best way to consolidate credit cards into one payment – a machine will do that for you.
Radically Improved Health Industry
In a few decades, the increased evolution of the internet will intensely revolutionize the medicine and health industry. For instance, implantable devices will become an everyday thing, since micro-technology makes them practically invisible. With these, it will be easy to prevent various diseases as they will alert doctors of things such as:
- Irregular cell counts
- Nutrient deficiencies
- Mortifying organ functions
- Cancer development
These devices would collect and disseminate data in real time over the internet, which would result in greater comprehension of the human body. Consequently, the world will boast a healthier population with a longer lifespan.
It’s also worth noting that such devices could be used for malicious purposes, such as inducing an allergy.
Augmented and Virtual Reality Taking the Center Stage
While your mobile device allows you to access the Internet in the real world, next-generation devices will project the Internet into the real world via a form of virtual reality. The augmented reality has experienced some challenges since the world wasn’t quite ready for it, but in a couple of years, it will certainly be. Conversely, virtual reality is steadily growing and we’ve already witnessed the launch of:
- HTC Vive
- Oculus Rift
With a continuous connection to the Web and more apps running our lives, you should expect privacy to become a significant matter of concern. In fact, it could be commoditized such that only the rich would afford to lead a private life.
The world wide web is constantly evolving. In that light, you should expect the internet to have undergone a dramatic change in a few decades. The aforementioned are just a few things that we can expect from the internet of the future.