We all know that the internet is a marvellous thing but we’ve become so accustomed to it in daily life that we forget to step back and appreciate it. For a start, you wouldn’t even be reading this article without it. The internet has opened up doors into whole new worlds but what about gadgets and technology? What do we use every day that would be practically defunct without the internet?
OK so you don’t need an internet connection to be able to use a mobile phone but it does help. The majority of features on a smartphone require either 4G or WiFi and if you use your phone for work, such as a business mobiles from TalkTalk, then a broadband connection proves pretty crucial in order to check emails and files online and it ensures you’re always in the loop even if you’re not at your desk.
Most of us own a laptop or computer and for the vast majority of us a working day involves using a computer; at least for part of it. Businesses have been revolutionised thanks to the internet and the introduction of computers means that work is done faster, communications are easier and documents are controlled and organised online meaning there’s no need for bulky filing cabinets and stacks of paper.
Our recreational time has also been transformed thanks to speedy broadband connections. Not only can we stream music and play games online now even our TV’s make use of the internet. Smart TV’s live up to their name and open up a whole world of possibilities from Netflix to YouTube. Smart TV’s are even becoming commonplace in the office with businesses using them for both Skype calls and ‘downtime’ for the workforce.
There’s obviously plenty more that requires an internet connection: tablets, music players, games consoles; the list is endless. What do you use every day that would be slightly defunct without an internet connection?