The Past, Present and the Future of the Internet; and How It’s Affect the Environment.

Topics: Internet, History of the Internet, Data center Pages: 12 (3256 words) Published: November 20, 2012


The present paper connotes problems with the uses of the internet nowadays and the implication of it especially to the environment. This research will start from the early stage of the internet, then goes to the current IT industry and lastly what do we aspect in the future based on what we already achieved today. This research also is conducted purposely to make people understand the risk of it as this issue is not having been discussed openly with others. There is no argument for the rapid development in IT industry will make the life getting easier, but we also need to know behind the curtain about this technology as human invention will never get perfect.

Table of content


1) Introduction4

2) Literature review6

3) Methodology8

4) Findings / Data Analysis9

5) Discussion on Findings13

6) Conclusion15

7) References17

8) Appendix 18

1. Background of Study

Internet is disruptive. Largely for better, internet has disrupted the way we travel, communicate, conduct business, produce, socialize and manage our homes and lives. This disrupt ability has potential to reduce our dependence on dirty energy and make society cleaner, more efficient and powered renewability.

Parts of our individual lives are becoming more efficient even as we consume more. Internet can enable us to cut down on energy intensive practice by allowing us to work from home with teleconferencing and telecommuting tools. Now we can read our electricity use in real time and manage it better accordingly. We also can stream music on the internet instead of taking up space on our hard drive.

Nevertheless, as we applaud the positive, visible impacts and measurable, game changing potential of internet, we also need to pay attention to what is behind the curtain. The internet sector has a choice to make as the demand for internet based product and service has grows exponentially. In the United States, Europe and particularly in developing economies such as India and China, so does amount of data we produce globally.

2. Statement of problem

The increasing of uses of internet rapidly consumes more energy for them to provide the service. It is a good sign of our technology. Unfortunately, most of Internet Company facilities are still use coal based energy to power up their data centre and its office. This problem should not take lightly as million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) had been release in the air as a result of us who are using the internet uncontrolled every day. With the releasing the large amount of CO2 to the air, it will decrease our ozone layer that can result many damaged and catastrophic to the earth such as climate change, global warming and skin cancer. So this problem can contribute to be cause of many disasters that we already face these days.

3. Objective of study
I. To find out the usage of internet and digital device from the past to the future. II. To understand the impact of rapid developing technology and the internet to the environment.

4. Research questions
The research questions that have been formulated for this study are: I. Does use of internet can contribute to pollution?
II. How much damaged of this technology to the environment?


The internet history was started from 29 October 1969, when the first message in ARPANET (Advance Research Project Agency Network) between computers at UCLA (University California, Los Angeles) to another...
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