Wireless Technology Paper
Tech, Society, and Culture
Professor Laurence Hornibrook
Wireless Technology Paper
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 don’t 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 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 lead 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. Wireless technology is really 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. Drums were used by many tribes as a form of communication, the message would be sent by beating on drums. This sound would only travel a short distance so its effectiveness was very limited. A way that the tribes overcame this issue was by setting up different points and each drummer would acknowledge the sender’s message by a series of beats on the drum. After the message was confirmed received then the message would be sent to the next receiver. In the times of the American Indians the tribes would use smoke signals as a form of wireless communication. The downside to this form of communication was the limited distance based on line of sight. Due to a limited alphabet and the issues that the wind causes would increase the chances that the communication would be lost or misinterpreted. Soon followed was the introduction of the semaphore flag. The semaphore flag system is one used to convey information at a distance by using signals with flags, paddles, or gloved hands. The downside to this form of wireless communication is that it is limited to line of sight as well, and that...
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