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When we hear the word “lobbying,” most of us think of back door deals made over fancy dinners eaten at Washington DC’s most exclusive restaurants. While these somewhat unethical practices are part of what lobbying is, there’s a lot more to it, and lobbying, in its purest form, isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Think for a second about the smartphone you either have with you right now or are reading this article on. What can it do? How much did it cost you, and how much money are you spending on it every month? How many people have one just like yourself, and how many people do you think could go without one for any length of time? Where do you think this massive industry is headed?
Ever since the Satoshi Nakamoto, or a group of people using that alias, launched the Bitcoin blockchain network in 2008, the world has been abuzz about the potential this technology has to change one of the most important things in our world: money.
Whether you’ve been working at home for years or have just started working from home like many others due to the COVID-19 crisis, you have probably already realized the importance of having a solid internet connection. Unfortunately, many connections simply aren’t up to par with what’s needed or what would be optimal.
We live in the internet age. This is a fact. Our lives have been totally transformed in just a few short decades and become overwhelmingly digital. Not having the internet is simply not an option for most people. Simply because you don't have a choice as to whether or not you need a connection doesn't mean you don't have choices about the type of connection you get and how much you pay for it.
Ever since email came onto the scene in the early 1990s, it has been a sensation. People have always loved sending each other letters, but the novelty, not to mention the practicality, of being able to send a message to someone on the other side of the globe and have them receive it instantly has yet to wear off.
The internet has undoubtedly unlocked a whole new world for us. It's now possible to shop for goods in global marketplaces, talk to people from other parts of the world, stream videos wherever you are, and share your thoughts and feelings with whoever is willing to listen.
It's finally happened. After a year (or several) on campus, you and your friends have finally landed that sweet three-bedroom just a few blocks walk from your classes.
The internet has given us so much freedom and opportunity that it's often easy to forget that our constant connectivity leaves us vulnerable to many threats. The risks we face range from a loss of data due to a computer virus, also known as malware, to financial loss to full-on identity theft, which can freeze your life in its tracks. Plus we haven't even begun discussing the threats we face to our personal privacy as a result of putting so much of our lives into the digital space.