9 October 2007

Wi-Sky

It starting to become more and more accessible every day. Think back to 1994/1995, when the internet just started booming; finding a computer actually connected to a phone line, to dial-up to that thing called the internet was relatively rare. Soon after, more people started signing up, and the buzzing sound (think twisted fax machine dial tone) associated with dialing-up to the internet became more popular.

And then you started getting internet not only in your home, but in your workplace, internet coffee shops, at libraries and so on. And then broadband was introduced, and more people surfed, better, faster.

And then the cell-phone revolution which started web-browsing from your own phone, so that you had it wherever you went. Not to mention wi-fi connections, meaning hotspots everywhere; just take your laptop to the odd location (next to a bunch of houses, airport, coffee shop) and you're bound to find a wi-fi link ready to connect to.

Slowly, we're being flooded with the internet. Slowly, it's surrounding us everywhere. Seems the only place you can't connect to is when you're thousands of miles up in the sky, travelling from one place to another. The only entertainment you'll be able to get on an airplane is movies you don't really want to watch (but watch anyway), bad food you don't want to eat (but eat anyway), and a small bag of peanuts (which really cheers us up for some reason). If you were really rich and had the dosh to spare, you could always make a call from the phone on the plane to someone down on the ground. But then again, its a little overpriced for most peoples' taste.

Well, all that's about to change. Pretty soon, you'll start seeing wi-fi on your local plane. Yup. Thousands of miles up in the sky, and still connected to everyone down on earth, chatting on MSN, looking up info on your coming location, or even calling someone on Skype. Is there anywhere the internet isn't set to reach?

Cool. Or scary? Technology is moving faster each day.

Can you feel the revolution?

Original Yahoo News Article

12 comments:

Dynamic Deeds said...

wow that would be cool! to watch vids from youtube on the plane! =P It is not scary, we cannot live without technology anymore...
True it is rapidly advancing but so far, but I'd like to think for the best.

They have this "ICE" system in some of emirates airlines planes, where they the "c" stands for communication via internet or something like that. Oh well, I don''t know =P if the internet part got activated yet, but I've seen it coming =P

wanasa

Amjad said...

True. Now the only place where we can't find internet is the sky. I would, as well as many others, really love it if there was internet access in planes. I hope that after a couple of years, as many airlines as possible provide internet access to their passenger.

p.s: I miss that "buzzing tone" of the dial-up connection... lol

moon-light7 said...

Not scary at all! very cool:D internet or WWW is amongst the most useful things ever invented. More advancement in tech. is welcomed, as long as we have the option to use it in whatever way we choose (that is right or wrong, good or bad and so on).

Canc3riaN said...

lol I also miss that buzzing tone... back then when we were much younger and had NOTHING at all to do in life other than eat and laugh and go to school, this buzzing tone was sometimes the most exciting thing ever. lol it was top entertainment.

I don't know if it's scarey.. personally technology scares me. However, I can't live without the INTERNET EXPLORER!

i can live without MSN, but not the explorer.

i*maginate said...

I've never been fascinated by technology, nor am I now. However, it has come to a stage where one really should accept and embrace technology as a sign of modern times. (*weep*)

Blue Dress said...

Yeah that is scary....
maybe we should stop it here.
before it gets out of hand.

capt-arab said...

All this is nice and sweet.. in a few years time, this technology will be nothing but a distant memory, just like the squeelching sound of the dialup connection. Man I miss that noise...

N. said...

I heard about that, I think it'll be very cool. We'll be connected everywhere and all the time, yay.. we have to be careful of internet criminals thats all.

Sunshine said...

good news for someone whos stuck in a plane for 16 hrs 4 times a year :D:D goodbye panadol night, hello inflight entertainment!
when shoudl we expect it in emarits?

Drama Div@ said...

or maybe we should discuss the side effect of this big wave of innovation in the Internet....

SwaRwaR said...

yup mn jd the world has changed so much ..
sooner or later , we're gonna go online when we r on board :D trust me it will be :) but don't ask me how :PpP

purple4dla said...

If you want to know how we get true broadband to an aircraft in-flight, see our web page at www.wi-sky.net