Wireless Technology

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Wireless Technology Paper
Stephen Wenclewicz,
Ronda Wilson, Matthew Tiemens,
Sheleada Wells, Annabelle Franklin
DeVry University
Tech, Society and Culture
LAS432
Professor Laurence Hornibrook

Table of Contents
Introduction to Wireless Technology4
Overview of Wireless Technology5
Science that Drove Wireless Development 6
Signal Types10
Wireless Network Infrastructure12
History of Wireless Technology15
Social Factors that Drove Wireless Technology19
Wireless Technology Timeline24
Political Effects on Development28
Legal Issues Related to Wireless Technology30
Legal Concerns Related to the Development of Wireless Technology31
Economics in Relation to Wireless Technology33
Psychological considerations and sociological effects43
Personal Communication43
Emotional Disconnect45
Worldly Effects 50
Media Influence51
Impact on Education52
Impact on USA54
Environmental Implications55
Implications for Wireless Technology56
Wireless Waste56
Analysis59
Health Concerns59
Moral and Ethical Implications61
Conclusion64
Works Cited67

Introduction to Wireless Technology
(Wenclewicz)

You just awoke and looked out your window, and to your surprise, your car is covered with 5 inches of snow. You have to leave for work in 40 minutes but you still need to take a shower and get things ready for your day. You do not have the extra time to go outside and warm your car up before you leave, but you have remote start and with just a click of a button, you are able to start your car while you are getting ready. This is just one of the many things that we might take for granted that wireless technology has provided for us in the world today. Wireless technology is a technology that has changed the world and how it operates. Wireless technology is the ability to communicate between devices without wires. Wireless technology is found in many devices ranging from cell phones, computers, GPS units and house alarms. Through the advancements in our technology, it has become less common to function without this technology. Wireless technology provides the ability to transfer information between points without an electrical conductor connecting them. Wireless technology has provided us the ability to have long range communications that would not normally happen if wires were needed. It is important to understand that wireless technology increases the chances for people to steal your information. So having a better understanding of the various types of wireless security will increase your ability to enjoy this technology with limited fear. The issue that there is no wire for people to access does provide a greater chance for security issues. When you are operating on a wireless network, your communication can be monitored by anyone who is in the area. Another issue is limiting access to your network by only allowing certain people viewing ability over the wireless connection. Being able to limit those who have access to your information over wireless is harder than limiting access to those who are physically attached to a switched point on the network. By the end of this paper, you will have a better understanding the overall history of wireless technology not only how it changed the world, as we know it today, but also further, how wireless technology has affected Germany. You will have a better understanding of how wireless technology has helped the German economy as well as how it has led to political power. Germany has made much advancement as a country in wireless technology and because of wireless technology; they have improved themselves as a nation. Overview of Wireless Technology

(Wenclewicz)
Wireless technology is nothing new to us, how we look at it is what is different. Looking back at the early times of man there have been many different forms of wireless communications that have taken place. Many tribes used drums as a form of...
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