Sunday, June 11, 2017

Revolution in Technology

Working Together in Today's World
Working together has been important through the many different time periods of world history. Ancient people depended on one another to survive in their natural environment. In the modern world, working with others is still an important part of life.

Revolution in Technology
Today, technology affects the lives of people in most parts of the world. Electronic communication, once just a dream, is now a reality almost everywhere. Keeping in touch around the world is faster and easier than ever before.

The word that describes all the electronic ways of sending and receiving information is telecommunications. Tele is from a Greek word that means "far away." It makes sense, then, that telecommunications means "communications over a distance." Telephones, fax machines, e-mail, and computer networks are all used in telecommunications.

One kind of telecommunications that is growing in use is the Internet. The Internet is a large computer network made up of thousands of smaller networks that are all linked with each other. People use the Internet to buy things, conduct business, gather information, and communicate.

In many ways new technology has brought the people of the world closer together. People in different countries and on different continents can communicate quickly and easily by computer. Letters and documents can be sent from one place to another in seconds. News that happens far away can be heard in the United States almost instantly. All this has helped to make cultures more aware of each other than at any other time in the past.

New technologies are also affecting the way we explore the world and beyond. Since 1981, the United States has used space shuttles for many kinds of missions. One of these missions was to repair the Hubble telescope, which orbits the Earth. In 1996, a different kind of spacecraft carried a remote-control vehicle to Mars. The United States, Russia, Canada, Europe, and Japan are now working together to build an international space station for scientific research.

How is telecommunications bringing people closer together?


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