The Internet 's Origins Of The United States Essay

1153 Words Feb 6th, 2016 5 Pages
The Internet’s origins can be traced back to the 1950’s and 1960’s. Many would argue that the Internet’s creation came from a multi-university and DoD cooperation/research effort in the 1960’s, but that are also those that state the history of the Internet can be traced even further back to the 1950’s with the launch of sputnik by the Russians. Those that argue the creation of the Internet originating in the 50’s state the efforts in the 1960’s were a result of the United States not wanting to fall behind their Russian counterparts in the areas of math and science (History 2010). While both parties have valid arguments, the fact remains that the efforts in the 1960’s completed by the Department of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) and MIT paved the way to the modern worldwide interconnected network that we refer to as the Internet (History 2010). In the 1960’s researchers from ARPA and MIT, with assistance from multiple US Universities, created the first packet-switched network that enabled node-to-node communication (History 1). The 1970’s and 1980’s saw drastic advancements on these packet switched network and saw the program grow from a US project to a global project. As the Internet grew and more and more systems began being added to the World Wide Web, the pace at which it grew and user’s adaption/acceptance of the Intern grew much faster than anyone could have anticipated. Many saw the Internet as a way to increase communication, collaboration,…

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