How WiFi and Internet Has Changed Our WorldBY: kAYLEE HEFLEY
Once our world has had a taste of the internet, there has been no slowing down and only advancements. As more people came online, the demand for easier access and an improved service increased.
WIFI made it more accessible in homes, workplaces, and the public on items such as laptops and mobile devices. They would either connect to the nearest WiFi spot or even a ‘hotspot’.
It has helped the law greatly improve since now police can now use their mobile devices to instantly track mugshots and criminal records and view sensor networks capable of picking up the location of perpetrators.
Social media and surveillance is also playing a big role in crime reduction and the improvement of emergency services. The police are using media to engage and inform the public on various issues, and also request information. Without internet the cops would not be able to do these productive investigations.
There is already of applications that use and rely on WiFi in the healthcare industry, including infusion pumps, oxygen monitoring devices, and smart beds.