The Internet: Let’s try to bring them together yo
In today’s age people have never been more connected to the internet. We are continuously searching for more innovating ways to be connected with others, varying from social media, business ventures, educational purposes, entertainment, and so forth. Internet has advanced so drastically in the past decade that ideally this form of commucation is openly accessable to all, no matter the social class and geograpical location.
However, our reality weaves a different story.
More than half of the world’s population have no regular access to a computer and the internet, which in this day and age it can seriously hinder a person’s knowledge throughout the world. The internet usage can truly improve a life of an individual, especially to those are not able to get direct assistance to an aspect of their life. For example, a person who wants to build a business can use the internet to understand the concept of business planning, production, management, in order to succeed, especially if that person lives in an low income area. This tool can especially help people who live in poverty, to help the adults increase the standards of their living situation, and the children to gain the education needed to go farther than their elders. Children especially are using the internet more than previous generations, and the educational systems are integrating that into school curriculum. Sadly, not all children are able to access it as I stated before. It’s truly unfortunate that children are not receiving the equal accessibility to information and education. What organizations are doing (donating computers, or creating computer systems that can provide education to those in need) are excellent methods to combat the digital divide. Hopefully as technology advances we can find more permanent solutions to truly bring our segregated communities together. But as it currently stands, there are those who are left in the dark of the world of communication, and that simply isn’t cool.