Friday, October 29, 2004

Home, smart home!

Very soon, my house is going to be broadband enabled! The whole idea of creating a network at home is very exciting. I plan to somehow hook up all devices and create an intelligent network that will allow the devices to communicate with each other. Well, its still just a plan. Lets see how far it goes.

Its quite fascinating to see how much we've progressed in terms of technology. Just imagine, 20 years back, the cell phone was hardly even heard of. It was the size of a brick and costed enough to make an average man go bankrupt. The only way to send a text message was to write a letter and slap a stamp on it. No one even heard of the internet back then.

Telecom has changed the way we work, live and play. It has changed our lives in fundamental ways; in coming years, it will continue to do so, perhaps in ways we can't even imagine yet.

Fortunately, some of the next big things are well within our sight. Free Internet telephony, advanced wireless data networks and video-over-broadband are already gaining traction and proving how disruptive and powerful a telecom technology can be. Even the little discoveries--silly gadgets and gewgaws like a cell phone that can tell you if you've got bad breath--promise to affect our daily lives in interesting ways.


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