Who Invented the Internet – What Is the Future?

Before the Internet was actually the Internet, it was called ARPAnet. ARPA-Who? Yes, it’s a funny sounding name for sure. Especially considering what the Internet is today, literally encompassing every aspect of our lives. ARPAnet is an acronym for Advanced Research Projects Agency Network. In the late 1960s, The Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Department of Defense set out on a mission. They were trying to find a way to simplify communication and share data, but not using the old telephone method of ‘circuit switching’ to transfer voice and data communications. That method was only able to send from one to another in a linear fashion – from end to end.

The ARPAnet once set up, as rudimentary as it was in the beginning (late 70’s, early 80’s) used packet switching which enabled the sending and receiving of communication and data to multiple locations. Thus, TCP/IP communication protocols were born. You can probably thank Robert Kahn and Vint Cerf, often referred to as the Father of the Internet, for that. What started out as a defense project quickly expanded to the National Science Foundation (NSF) and academia – which allowed the sharing of information in real time. In 1989 ARPAnet was shut down, replaced by NSFnet.

First Commercial Use of the Internet

The first public and commercial use of the Internet came when in mid-1989 when Compuserve and MCImail added email service for anyone who wanted it. Next, PSInet setup a commercial section to the Internet backbone. Then by the end of 1990 Tim Berners-Lee came up with HyperText Transfer Protocols, and that should sound very familiar to everyone; HTTP. Next came; HTML, UseNet, and FTP (File Transfer Protocol). The Internet was up and running, and only in their wildest dreams would they have imagined that today just over 4 Billion people are now connected online across the globe – soon everyone will be connected and their lives affected in some way.

The Internet Has Changed the Way We Do Business Forever

Before the Internet, businesses were using fax machines, Federal Express package delivery and Zap Mail, Snail Mail (USPS), and very limited data transfer with Alpha Pagers (very brief text messages for which you could answer Y or N for yes or no). At that time people were upset with Junk Fax advertising, little did they know the future of SPAM was going to take a big bite out of that nonsense – albeit, only to make it a 1,000 times worse. Before SPAM blockers, users wore the letters off the “delete” key within a month after buying a new computer.

The Internet sped up the flow of information and the speed of business to the point that in 1999 Bill Gates wrote a book; Business @ The Speed of Thought. Of course, by the mid-1990s nearly every legitimate business, big and small, either had or was building a website. Why not have an online brochure available 24/7 without having to print and mail out information to potential customers? Yes, the printing industry suffered, print shops across the nation were going out of business, almost as fast as the film-developing sector disappeared with the advent of digital cameras.

The Major Evolutionary Shifts of Commercial Internet Use

Yes, the Internet has changed everything in our world, but nowhere is the shift as dramatic as it is in the business world. From 1990 to 2000, within 10-years everything had changed. It was a chaotic time, yet a time for significant opportunity. There is always opportunity in change. The more rapid the change the more chaos, crisis, and yes, opportunity. Below is a quick list of some of the paradigm shifts the Internet has brought to business;

  1. Commercial E-mail became the preferred method of written communication
  2. Companies, regardless of size, built websites – competing on a level playing field
  3. Interactive websites allowed customers and businesses to conduct business online
  4. Industry Portal Websites sprung up with information in every sector of the economy
  5. Search Engine competition rapidly evolved to serve the instant information needs of consumers
  6. Bulletin Boards then Blogs, brought 2-way open transparent information for business communication
  7. Social Networks and Social Business Networks began to grow
  8. The whole world went mobile with smartphones – the Internet followed – the rest is history

Today, the world’s information is at your finger-tips wherever you are and whenever you want it. Soon, the SpaceX LEO (Low Earth Orbit) Satellite Network System, Starlink will deliver Internet Service to anywhere on the planet, and anyone with a mobile device will be able to access the Internet. Well, that just changes everything, and here we go again. Are you ready for the next wave of opportunity/chaos, aboard the next satellite rocket launch? It’s already here, and deployed. It will come online in 2020. Once again, the Internet does not disappoint – change is the Internet’s only constant. Your business should be constantly exploiting these new technologies

What’s Comes Next? What’s the Next Big Evolution for Business Computing?

This turns out to be an easy one to predict, as industry and the world’s largest corporations are already preparing. Consider if you will The Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and AI (Artificial Intelligence) all connected in real time to the cloud, and all that secure data and information ready for anyone anywhere on any mobile device?

Imagine running a factory, supply chain, construction project, hospital, university, financial institution or multiple retail locations and having the exact pertinent information you need instantaneously? Imagine all those systems integrated, systematized, and optimally configured for maximum efficiency – on any job site, location, and the ‘need to know’ information for each team member in real-time.

From a business perspective, the Internet just got a 100-times more useful, but only if you take advantage of these changes and opportunities.

Kayak Morphing Paddles for Optimum Efficiency – New Future Sports Concept

Have you ever paddled a kayak in the ocean? Well, if you have you know it is hard work and your stomach muscles, pecks, and arms hurt like hell afterwards. Oh and if you are not doing it right, your butt is sore, your legs ache, and your back hurts – basically you are toast, not to mention the sunburn you’ll have to deal with if you try this on a sunny day.

Once you are out there battling the waves, and once you get out a ways, there is no quitting, you still have to get back in, or allow the current and tide to take you where it will, and usually that is not where you want to go. Yes, let’s talk, because it would be nice if we could make this grueling sport just a little easier.

First, I’d like to tell you about a new technology I read about online, and then I’d like to see if we could enhance these features to help us in the sport of kayaking even more because what these researchers have come up with is pretty decent, and I think there are even more applications than once thought – I want to explore this new sporting concept with you for a few moments.

In Gizmag there was an interesting article titled; “World’s first Kayak Power Meter brings bike-like metering to paddlers,” by C.C. Weiss posted on July 19, 2013. These kayak paddles help the rower understand when the peak output of force is and allows the rower to adjust to help them conserve energy and remain efficient. Okay, now that is really cool, but I have another idea;

Let’s make these kayak paddles morphable, and get them to turn slightly to help them ease into the water and then out of the water on each stroke using haptic sensors and simple algorithms. Now then, when the paddle enters the water we want the absolute least amount of resistance, cutting into butter at a sharp angle, then once in the water the paddle gets ready for the power stroke, where the rower is producing the most power based on the rowers geometry, ergonomics, strength, and water resistance.

Then as that power slows and start to taper off, the paddle morphs into the perfect shape to shoot it out of the water with the least resistance, helping the rower pull it back into position quickly for the next stroke in the most efficient manner possible. The reality is we already have all the math to get this done, we already have sophisticated CADCAM fluid dynamic software, morphing materials, and this company listed above seems to have everything else we need to make this happen. So, please consider all this and think on it.

Third Party Logistics: The Future Is Already Here

The importance of third-party logistics (3PL) is too much for organizations to ignore them. The main reason behind this is that 3PL have a strong and dedicated workforce that have gone rigorous logistics training from logistics institutes on supply chain management courses or any other specialization in logistics courses. Large scale organizations save a lot of trouble and effort by outsourcing their supply chain management to a value added 3PL. Companies get to maximize their profit by utilizing a 3PL that provides reliable logistics advantages and have a blend of knowledge and resources, which is why it’s a common belief that third party logistics is the anticipated future. Let’s see how true it is.

Why is 3PL the future?

The advantages of 3PL were not much recognized since recently. One of them is that they have a vast resource network due to which, every procedure in the supply chain can be improvised in a much efficient and cost effective way.

3PL saves a lot of time and money on manpower recruitment and operations. It cuts down the expense of investing in a warehouse, transportation, staff, and technology. And all this comes with minimum risk but maximum returns.

3PL are experts who are best at what they do. They’re well updated with their industry and have at their disposal, cutting edge logistics technologies and efficient personnel who have undergone logistics training to run them. This helps an organization to focus on the core competencies of their company.

Using 3PL will allow your business to expand in new and unexplored regions. They always strive to make their working process cost effective, which in turn means, making your work cost effective.This way they make sure that your work is getting done the fastest and most cost effective methods.

Sophisticated management software help in analyzing and monitoring the flaws that make the logistics work dragging. One can get exposure to such software by enrolling in a logistics institute to train themselves on supply chain management courses or other logistics courses. This ensures constant improvements in the process.

Businesses are flourishing using third-party logistics with more organization opting for it every day. So, is the future here already? There is no way to say that it isn’t.

Numerous institutes are available for logistics education. Because today we have more opportunities in the Logistics and Supply Chain Management field. Choose a better logistics training course. This may be a stepping stone for your fruitful career path.

Future of Solar Power

The idea is solar power. A great concept in solar energy. The idea is to think about three concepts in sun power. The off-grid, on grid, or hybrid solar. The sun cell and solar panel harnesses the energy of the sun to create sun energy. Let’s talk about all three concepts today.

Solar is the use of technology which harnesses the sun’s light to create energy. Most commonly solar can be utilized as an energy and heating source for homes, business, boats and even automobiles. The panel is the building block for harnessing and creating energy.

The first type of grid is on-grid or grid tied solar. The on-grid system relies on sharing of power with the on-grid electrical system. Power sharing allows for efficient transition from the electric, the nuclear power plants to solar. The on-grid system could be a first step to a transition to sustainable go green, environmental friendly power.

The second type of power is off-grid solar is a completely off the grid, independent power source which utilizes the cell and solar panel to create solar energy for power and heat. The off-grid solar concept will flourish by 2050.

The third type of energy is hybrid solar. Hybrid solar combines concepts from both off-grid and on-grid solar to create power and is a concept for further academic thought and research.

Imagine a world with no fumes, gases, emissions, poisoning, nuclear reactors, electrical static or burns, electrical poles, and sun power is present in that world.

The future of solar is really the go green off-grid concept. This go green concept will replace gas power, electrical poles and nuclear power plants and is the future of energy power. The solar concept is a clean, environmental friendly energy choice.

Disadvantages of this include the transition from nuclear power plants will be initially difficult, but more cost-effective in the future. Also, some research indicates that solar energy does not have the same energy capacity or heating capacity as other energy sources.

Overall, this is a concept for further research and development. Green energy is a clean, sustainable power source for the future of energy. This is to flourish by 2050 and is a concept worth exploring. The future of solar depends on each and every one of us to consider and them implement this energy source from the concept to practice. The future is about to all of us to decide.