50 years ago today
Today marks the 50th anniversary of Sputnik circling the globe in space. This event launched us into a new world of global communications where all of sudden we had a view into things going on in other countries, even if it was with a bit of a delay. Who would have thought that only 50 years later we would be in a position to not only enjoy global interaction that is so much more sophisticated than what Sputnik initially allowed, but have come to expect it?
The world's telecommunications infrastructure is evolving to a level (thanks to many companies we have worked and do work with) where we now can witness real-time events virtually anywhere. We can "chat" with political candiates. We can "meet" with colleagues in different countries and it seems like they are in the same room. Gamers on six different continents can play each other live in cyberspace. We might actually be at a point where the communications possibilities are endless.
Happy anniversary, Sputnik. You helped bring about the idea that the world can be made a little bit smaller through communication.