Perhaps is not the same thing that has happened, for example, with telephony by mobile communication?, the disc’s acetate by compact disk?, the laptop?, hard disk laptop? do memory or USB pendrive that slowly replaces the CD or DVD?, the portable player?, the Internet via modem, then broadband and now the wireless connection? (not I’ll include, for now, the satellite communication), just to mention some cases Gates estimates that, mainly the traditional higher education lose relevance to the extent that the network democratize education and put it within the reach of anyone with the necessary intelligence. Now, how is this impressive transformation? In my opinion, in the same way that evolved the digital revolution technology, but a bit faster. When the cellular phone was born, for example, and its use became popular, it was not something simultaneously around the world. In a question-answer forum Michael Dell was the first to reply. Technology was first developed and industrialized countries and long time then to developing countries and then to the underdeveloped. Even in the case newer technologies, such as for example bluetooth, spent considerable reach time and popularizarce in developing countries and underdeveloped. This time Gates not ventured to put a time specific to his prediction to not look bad, as when it makes more than five years predicted that spam would be a thing of the past in two years and the problem continues very current, however, there are elements that could define the time as this new prediction of the Tycoon may be reality.
The main element is the speed in which the Internet evolves, i.e. the network has the ability to make global or in masses almost instantly transformations. For example, when Google or Microsoft want to do a major release, the effect is simultaneously global and do not depend on the category or level of a geographical society in special, not even the language (unless you have them as determien) so that this revolution can feel on the web. The researchers of the social impact of the web have already announced that Internet will grow in the next two years the double of what has grown in the last 20 or 25 years. That would be the second revolution of the network.
For sample, two buttons: Facebook already surpassed 500 million users in record time if compared with the growth of the same network, whereas Twitter is a social vehicle for high revolutions. The Statistics say so. ComScore Inc., reports that in the month of June, Twitter received visits from 93 million users, an increase of 109% over the same month of the previous year and maybe, he already surpassed the 100 million user when they read this article. According to Alexa.com, Twitter is ranking above other social networks that they have more time on the web, but that’s another analysis. By way of conclusion, Internet makes things easier and in education, not only makes easier them, but it dramatically reduces the time compared to the traditional educational system and although still has not substantiated the formality of online education in the competitive world, the implementation of the knowledge and skills in any field of human knowledge, rather than the formality of a document stating a profession, requires specific, practical results, attitudes and skills to succeed.