Networking & Communication

With advancements in technology taking place faster than ever, it is evident that such development has allowed us to bridge the gap between different parts of the world and communicate over very large distances. The invention of computer networks has allowed us to connect several computers so that information (such as files and images) can be shared between them. The internet is a global network that connections millions of computers and peripheral devices across the globe. Statistics say that over 190 countries are linked into data, news and opinion exchange.

The internet does not belong to anyone and is really an arrangement of physical associations that join systems to different systems and PCs. PC systems administration has empowered individuals in places far from one another to communicate effortlessly utilizing messages, video-calls, instant messages, and so on.

There are many kinds of networks which include WAN (Wide Area Network), LAN (Local Area Network) and many more. Information is transferred over these networks usually with the aid of network packets. This basically a type of formatted data which is commonly a list of bits and bytes. These packets of information are sent through the network through complex connection systems in order to reach the destination.

Communication on the other hand is one of the services that has advanced and developed thanks to networks and the internet. We are living in what may be known later on as the "Information Age". In the present era, it is possible to communicate with people in a totally different part of the world. Communication has been made effective with services on the internet such as email, instant messaging (WhatsApp, Facebook, Viber, Telegram, etc.), video conferencing and more.

Questions on my mind

1. What is the future of networking?

2. How would the internet evolve several years from today?

Amer Ahmad
CMU-Q Computer Science
Class of 2019