spinning a distributed network- the world wide web

As discovered last week, proximity is no longer a physical or timely issue when it comes to communication since the rapid progression of technology. This led to the world becoming a “global village”, meaning that no matter how far away, it is possible to connect to people all around the world. John Perry Barlow explained that this new world is “both everywhere and nowhere.” leading to the breakdown of material barriers and a free flow of information. This overthrow of matter has been described as “the central event of the 20th century” and the information flow increased even more due to the introduction of distributed networks, which broke down hierarchy and control and enabled any node (user) to have control of information.

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My remediation reflects on the similarity between the distribution model compared to the structure of a web, demonstrating that the development of the world wide web meant that every user is given the capability to broadcast to the entire network, rather than having to go through a switch or central node in order to connect. This system enables all users to be equal, making the world wide web a utopia where information and ideas can be freely shared, resulting in rapid cultural and social developments.

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