When Yahoo first went live in the mid 1990’s it brought search engines to the mainstream and made it so easy to search for things online to the point where the search engines built a reputation and following with many online users. Yahoo used to be the biggest online spot. Even though in some ways it still is but for search engines Google became no 1. I remember getting my computer in the late 1990’s and being so fascinated about all the information i could find on the different search engines. Then one day I was going through some search engine forums that I found online and they were talking about a completely foreign concept called SEO or search engine optimization. After a few days I found out that SEO had to do with search engine placement of your main keywords in the organic search results of Google, yahoo etc. This was when I started learning about SEO. Through search engines I now have so much information for me to read and research about like never before. So whats next for the internet?
There is a new technology being talked about and it is called the Grid. The Grid could open up the computing world like never before and make the internet obsolete. It will be 11,000 times faster then our modern internet and it will give computers the power to transfer even holographic images and allow you to make phone calls anywhere in the world for the price of what you would be charged for a local phone call. Imagine how this would effect the big phone companies of today. Imagine being able to transfer data at lightning fast speed. The Grid came about as a result of the large particle accelerator at Cern because when it came online, they needed something that could store the massive amount of data that it would relay to their computers and only this grid technology could achieve this. Another benefit of the grid is that it will virtually eliminate the frozen screen syndrome that all pc’s today experience from time to time when surfing online. The speed of computing and the speed of transferring massive amounts of data will be so great that we will eventually just throw away most of our desktop pc’s because we will be able to access our personal data anywhere in the world on the go.
I remember watching the election on tv and they introduced holographic video conferencing with an image of a newcaster whose image was made available for us to see from a long distance away. This really shocked me and my friends who were watching it. I am sure this will seem primitive to the kind of Holographic Imagery that will be available to us in 10 years or 20 years even. I would image that because of this technology one day we will each have our own holographic friend that can interact with us on a lot of levels. The future of the internet has never looked so bright with THE GRID.