Much like any form of technology, the Internet continues to evolve. It has already come a long way from dial-up service and in the years to come, users can expect even more changes to take shape. From the way the Internet is delivered to its availability, many improvements in future technology are on the horizon.
As the owners and operators of G5 Internet Services, Richard Galvan and Sonia Galvan have seen the Internet evolve over the years. Mr. Galvan began his career in technology in 1994 when he joined the team at Dell. During his time with the company, Richard traveled extensively throughout Latin America as a regional account manager. Today, he and his wife Sonia run G5 Internet Services in Rio Grande Valley, Texas. As an Internet Service Provider (ISP), G5 Internet Services provides local high-speed internet and streaming services for residential and commercial locations, as well as local and state governments. Sonia and Richard Galvan offer their insight into the future of the Internet.
Say Goodbye to Text Search
Voice search has become more useful and popular in recent years. In fact, according to data collected by Google, 27% of those active online use voice search with the help of their smartphones. As this number continues to climb, the Internet will undoubtedly move towards alternative forms of search, including the widespread use of voice search. In the future, tech experts like Richard Galvan expect that Internet users will discontinue the use of search entirely. Rather, users will be able to simply ask the Internet a question and will receive the answer instantaneously.
No Need for a Wi-Fi Password
If you’re old enough to remember dial-up Internet then you know how painstaking it was to get online in the past. The wireless Internet of today is a huge improvement over early technology. However, efficiency can be taken a step further — and it’s expected to be. In the coming years, it is predicted that Internet connections will not only be faster and more efficient, but also essentially permanent and automatic. Eventually, future technology will allow Internet users to move freely without ever having to enter a wi-fi password or knowingly switch from one connection to another. Richard Galvan suggests that, when this does occur, newly structured plans, pricing strategies, and technologies will be revealed by ISPs around the globe.
The Decline of Privacy
The apps and digital tools connected to the Internet that are currently used by the public have increasingly limited the amount of privacy that an individual has online. As technology continues to evolve and digital tools become more intertwined with our personal and professional lives, it is expected that privacy will become an even bigger issue. Eventually, privacy is predicted to become a commodity — and not something that everyone will be able to afford. For those without the funds to “buy” this commodity, privacy online will become a thing of the past. Internet-based tools and applications will gather and store personal details about every facet of our lives. Richard Galvan suggests that for some, this won’t impose an immediate concern. However, how corporations choose to use this data will determine the ultimate outcome.
The rapid pace at which the Internet is evolving is hinting at its ability to reach planets beyond Earth in the future. In fact, Richard Galvan and other tech experts expect that future technology will allow the Internet to reach other planets very shortly. While there is currently no one on Mars to use the Internet, one day there might well be. If Elon Musk has anything to say about it, Mars will be colonized. Thankfully, by that time the Internet should be able to reach its inhabitants.