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Communication (03:49)


Image if the U.S. Defense Ministry controlled the internet. Three major events contributed an Independent Internet: launching Sputnik, the creation of ARPA, and Tim Berners-Lee publishing the first website. Examine the history of human communication from developing an articulated language to the invention of the telephone.

Memory of Humanity (03:29)

Samuel Morse invented the Morse Code as a universal communication system. Engineers developed a complex system to allow individuals to communicate across the world using the telephone. Examine the history of computer innovation since 1946.

Computer Networks (03:00)

After the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the United States created ARPA in response. Innovations include GPS, EXOS exoskeletons, and predator drones. Examine the history of aeronautics since the turn of the 20th century.

ARPA's Impact (03:02)

Lawrence G. Roberts wants to create a web of computer networks and develops ARPAnet in 1967. TCP-IP ensures that correspondence is divided up and reassimilated correctly. Ray Tomlinson creates the first software to send e-mail.

Cyberspace's History (04:28)

The potential for the Internet is enormous. Hippies inspire ARPAnet by making it free to access and publishing its trade secrets. Berners-Lee creates a graphic website using hypertext links.

Turning Point in History (02:42)

Berners-Lee chose to instruct the world on how to create websites instead of filing a patent and marketing his invention. The Internet belongs to all mankind and the world can contribute to it. Hackers create, modify, and improve functions for users.

Web 2.0 (04:49)

The web becomes more sophisticated, interactive, and easier to use. Social Media erupts. Internet Users spend 4.4 hours on the Internet daily.

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The Internet: The Origins of the Web

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In 1957 the Soviets launch the first artificial satellite into space. Now aware of their technological deficit, the Americans work on a number of programs, including one for computer networks for military use: the ARPA. A mathematician, Lawrence G. Roberts, develops the system into ARPAnet, which enables information to be exchanged between computers over the telephone network. At the end of the 1980s, the military part of ARPAnet is split off from the rest of the network, which opens up to individuals and businesses. In 1991, Tim Berners-Lee creates the World Wide Web, which makes navigation from one Internet page to another possible without typing in a single line of code. Better still, he provides access to the source codes of his creation. Now, nobody will ever be able to sell the heart of the Internet; Tim Berners-Lee has just bequeathed it to humankind. The Web designed by Tim Berners-Lee and the first hackers necessarily evolved into Web 2.0.: no longer regarded as a collection of sites to be visited, but as a platform providing interaction between users. It’s an explosion: blogs, wikis, social networks, search engines, and more. Through these communities, the tribal mechanism finds a formidable tool in the Internet—and by standing out against the consumer society, Tim Berners-Lee made all this possible.

Length: 26 minutes

Item#: BVL145602

ISBN: 978-1-64198-869-8

Copyright date: ©2016

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