The Digital Age started with Broadband access, which was high-speed Internet access. Broadband access started when Mark Bush became the first person to get it installed in his home in the UK. He was looking for ways to play longer on games. It took awhile for people to wake up to the technology, but then people stampeded. In 2002, there were fewer than 200,000 broadband users. Four years later, there were 13 million.
Cloud computing is using a network of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process data. People stored there important files in file cabinets in their homes, but they didn't have a way to access them outside of home. So, when the technology was increased with the first PC cloud computing was introduced to people that wanted to access important files outside of home.
- Faster commutes
- More eco-friendly cars
- More Solar power being used
- Less and less emissions
- Autonomous vehicles (it's where you take your hands off the wheel and let the car do the driving, but it's still a working progress)
"Not every innovation in transportation is going to come from government or even a large enterprise. There are smart people out there with tools and skills to come up with great ideas". -Anthony Foxx