Following up on human work with its antecedents, its present and its future prospects, we must mention that just as at the time the use of steam in work processes, later the emergence of electricity, which came to radically change the way of producing , the volumes of production and consequently the lifestyle of humans; In the same way, back in 1959 and with its essence of surveillance and military aspects, the United States Pentagon created the Arphanet, which over the years has gone through an evolutionary process that has led it to become what it is today. we know as the Internet, constituting the most powerful tool for social transformation together with Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and telecommunications, since they represent a disruptive phenomenon that has modified the ways of producing, distributing and consuming services and material and cultural goods.
In such a way that, linked to work, we are experiencing a process of Digital Revolution, in which changes have a vertiginous rhythm, which making the following comparison gives a clear idea of it: for example, the landline phone needed more than 100 years to reach billion users, while the mobile phone, already emerged in this new stage of digital revolution, only needed 25 years to reach 7,000 million users; In the same way, the same trend has had the famous social networks such as Facebook, created in 2004 and which in 17 years has managed to reach 2.740 million people; Whats App that today has more than 2,000 million users; Twitter with more than 330 million in 8 years; or YouTube with approximately 2.3 billion in 16 years, among other distinctive companies of this stage, to which must be added that their owners in a very short period of time have become multimillionaires who top the lists of the richest men in the world. as a product of their creative, innovative and knowledge activity.
Activities And Economies of The Countries
These transformations are directly reflected in the activities and economies of the countries that have opted for the deployment of broadband infrastructure and technological development, science and technology, in such condition, according to the company Ericsson and the World Bank if the penetration of Broadband increases by 10% the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grows 1.38%, that 1,000 Broadband connections generate 80 new jobs, that doubling the speed of Broadband gives GDP growth of 0.3% and that the 10% increase in mobile broadband penetration has an impact of .5% on GDP, among other relevant data from the current stage.
Aspect to highlight in this framework is the modification of value chains driven by the application of ICTs. and also as a specific example of this we have the music industry that has reduced the stages of its process, with the consequent impacts, one of them being the loss of jobs and for those companies that have not understood these trends, their own disappearance .
Today it is evident that we are in the presence of NEW PARADIGMS related to digitization, mobility, Internet connectivity, Broadband, the convergence of networks and services, cloud computing, Big Data and the Internet of Things, in such a way that many of the barriers that previously existed between ICTs, telecommunications and radio broadcasting have been finished and with it a concept known as DIGITAL ECONOMY has been born, which has become one of the needs of countries to migrate towards it to Put yourself on a course to participate, be productive and competitive in today’s global environment.
The following week we will continue, addressing each of these technological paradigms and their impacts on the economy, society and work.
This article is originally published on contrareplica.mx