So the first topic of DIGC202 revolves around the development of globally integrated information networks and their role in the formation of the network society, as well as the shift in perceptions of time and space caused by the rise of global information networks.
And it all started with the telegraph…
As simple of a concept the function of a telegraph today may seem, it was the start of the communication of immediate information from distances in the world in real time. The first electric telegraph was in 1837.
Throughout time new forms of communication emerged through the invention of telephones, undersea cables, radio, television, satellites and eventually the internet. But in all it’s essence, all of these forms of communication functions just how the telegraph did in the 1800’s; The sending of real time information from distances
And all these culminate together and plays a large role in how we communicate with others in the world today, forming the global nervous system….
And it all started with the telegraph.
Thus as we observe that everyday each of us rely on sending information in real time to achieve daily errands and work, it is safe to say that the invention of the telegraph may perhaps be one of the most important technological advancements of all time.