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Connectivity and The Wireless Revolution

Connectivity and The Wireless Revolution. Gabriela Rodriguez California State University, Fresno Computer Applications in Communication 165 September 9, 2005.

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Connectivity and The Wireless Revolution

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  1. Connectivity and The Wireless Revolution Gabriela Rodriguez California State University, Fresno Computer Applications in Communication 165 September 9, 2005

  2. “Join the Revolution…surf anywhere in your home without wires…break free from the tyranny and restricting confines of wires and experience the freedom of wireless networking”~www.BestBuy.com Encompasing idea of Connectivity and the Wireless Revolution Note rhetorical use of words Why are they important? Presentation will focus specifically on two products of technology (1) the computer and (2) the cell phone

  3. What is Connectivity? • It “is the capability of your microcomputer to share information with other computers” especially through the Internet (O’Leary, 16) What is The Wireless Revolution? • It is “a revolution that is expected to dramatically affect the way we communicate and use computer technology” (O’Leary, 16

  4. Benefits of Wireless Technology, especially in the business corporate industry • “Bottom Line: you need to do more in less time an space or your competition will beat you to your customers” • (1) Increase Productivity: portable devices, eliminates multiple workstations • (2) Save floor space • (3) Avoid cost of wiring through wire replacement, wiring buildings http://www.microsoft.com

  5. A phone’s history • The evolution of a phone • A cell phone now is a common object (1) 70 million cell phones in 1998 (“No Blues for Bluetooth”) (2) 129-200million phones in 2005 (“No Blues for Bluetooth”) • Phone Advances: Internet, text messaging, cameras, calculators, size • Profits: (1) Cell phone users are on the rise, especially internationally (2) July 20003 through June 2004 (12 months), there reeked a profit of $95 billion in service revenues in the mobile phone industry (Gross, 2005) (3)21 million new customers add every 12 months (Gross, 2005)

  6. And the computer evolution • In the baby years of the computer (1951-1957) the computes absorbed a massive amount of space and was built out of vacuum tubes, which are the size of lightbulbs! (O’Leary, 330) • It was not until the generation after 1991 that we became the “connected Generation” because of the technological advances to communicated whereever and whoever around the world—a superbly grand achievement. (O’Leary, 330)

  7. The Wireless Revolution Unionizing the World • Wireless is not just an “American Phenomenon” • 100 countries offer Wi-Fi (wireless connection or “hotspots”) over 65, 000 locations around the globe • London has more hotspots than any other city, ever New York • Sao Paolo, Brazil actually ranks a few after New York! • Yet the “developing world is still a large and growing market that has yet to be fully tapped” • In Africa, for example, the amount of wireless subscribers has increased 1000 % in the past 5 years (Gross, 2005)

  8. Bestowing a planted seed of democracy • Ambassador David A. Gross, U.S. Coordinator for Internation communication and Information Policy said: “We are embarked on a communicative project to provided people throughout the world with the means to communicate and the ability to live in a world of freedom and democracy” (Gross, 2005) • “Cell phone service was nearly non-existant under Saddam Hussein. Today, there are about 2.7 million cell phone subscribers” • “They have begun to recognize, instead, that the private sector, through competition, investment and technological innovation, represents the ideal engine of change” • ~(Gross, 2005)

  9. Technological products threatening our society and world!! • 18 months is the average cell phone life, before discarded • A predicament, in 2005 there will be 130 million retired phones annually in the U.S. • Study released by the National Environmental Research Organization INFORM has predicted a glowing alarm of hazardous effects cell phones will have on the environment and public health • Cell phones contain persistent and bioaccumulative toxic chemicals (PBTs) which have been linked to cancer and reproductive, neurological and developmental disorders • PBTs are especially threatening to children because their developing organ and immune systems are highly vulnerable to toxins (“No Blues for Bluetooth..”

  10. Alarming Radiation!!! • Tsuyoshi Hondou, writer for the Journal of Physical Society in Japan has found that the cumulative effect of multiple people using cell phones in an enclosed space may create radiation levels that exceed the maximum exposure level recommended by the International committee for Non-Ionizing Radiation. • “When hundreds of mobile phones emit radiation, their total powers is found to be comparable to that of a microwave oven or a satellite broadcasting station…thus the question arises: what is the public exposure level in an area with many sources of electromagnetic wave emission” (“No Blues for Bluetooth”)

  11. Bibliography “Join the Wireless Revolution.” 18 Nov., 2004. 8 Sep., 2005 <http://www.microsoft.com/BusinessSolutions/wireless_feature.mspx> “Jordan, Bob. “The Structured Wireless Revolution.” (Date). 8 Sep. 2005 <http://www.computerworld.com/mobiletopics/mobile/story/0, 10801, 94865, 00. html?skc=mobile-94865 “No Blues for Bluetooth: it powers the Wireless Growth Engine.” Computer Technology Review. 2002. 8 Sep., 2005 http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_mOBRZ/is_7_22/ai_101613 89/# continue O’Leary, Timothy J. Linda I. O’Leary. Computing Essentials. Boston: Irwin/McGraw-Hill, 2005. “The Other Wireless Revolution.” 28 June, 2005. 8 Sep., 2005 <http://www.stategov/e/eb/rls/rm/2005/48757.htm

  12. Wireless Revolution VS Wireless Evolution

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