Open to the public only twenty-five years, yet the internet has morphed from 1976. From the little green screened DoS computer into something so small that three carbon cell in depth can float around out bodies in through the capillaries and be known as nanotechnology.
The future is now. Right here, today! Within our lives and as happy as can be. The scary thing is that if we do not change then our lives will be changed irrevocably for us.
After nine years away from her grandparents our oldest granddaughter was met up accidently. Initially via facebook. Then one morning in a market stall over one hundred kilometers away we both ‘saw’ each other. And thought ‘NO’. That cannot be. Two weeks later only to find out via facebook that yes those “is that…” were right. That day was particularly sad for us as it was her birthday. There she was twenty meters away buying flowers.
You see our granddaughter was only six when the family moved over to Perth. We were living one end and they the other end of Australia. Through a relative, contact had been remade. Even though life has taken us down different pathways, we touch base more often than not via Facebook. Small notes or fully fledged conversations contact is there. Does it really matter what bread crumbs there are now come this way, when there was isolation for those in-between years?
When I stop to think about it the fact that the internet has morphed is really helpful. The weekly catch up phone call sessions with my father in law were anxiously looked forward too. The telephone was near his bed. And that was across the Tasman Sea in Rotorua.
His health was slowly deteriorating as his body was riddled with Agent Orange. Life took him on a different path. Thankful for small mercies for any type of connection I used to wonder what it would have been like to have a mobile phone and take the calls while we were out and about. Video parts of the children’s lives and instantly send them over to New Zealand, for those keep in touch moments.
Take photos of the different fishing areas, from the streams to the on the beach rod casting, in the early mornings.
Many of these things are able to be done now simply because in a Silicon Valley Beer Garden, people got together and took a military innovation into the public arena. Now the technology is simply here and there freely as the Internet of Things.
Strangely enough, where there is a platform there is an app or a different price bracket alternative. If its out of your price range through the shops or institutions, then go online with due diligence. The same goes for the locating the extra knowledge about how the internet works. I was searching for an education system that enabled me to progress with finding out what the secret was for people who had made it. And those who had hit a brick wall and were struggling.
Even then it took a friend that I had not caught up with for a few years, to send me an email. Opening that email changed my life. As I opened it it was like finding yourself in an Alice Of Wonderland show. To this day I sometimes wonder if I was Alice or the Mad Hatter.
Whatever happens, the community and support share their information. There’s no competition for grades. If you miss a video webinar then catch up with the ones you’re interested in tomorrow. Or a year later. Ask in the community forums. Now that place is a wealth of information. Definitely a virtual library. Filling out with so much online education, upskilling, training and online how-tos and a wide information. Well, variety may be the spice of life, but for me, going from what was frustration, to coming alive online has been an incredible journey.
One that is enjoyable to share with other people who click this link. On the other side is a page where you simply add your name and email address. The first of the videos will start to arrive within twenty-four hours. There is so much in these videos that I still go back to them. One thing I will say is the impact these videos have made is that of a far greater understanding and workable knowledge helping me understand what I needed to do to move me forward online.
Learning what it is and where I am now going has really helped me find stepping stones toward the direction I want to head towards.
If you’ve been lost online, then I highly recommend your check into these videos.