Week of October 8, 2018

A few things from around the Internet this week: Beginning Max Roser on the global expansion of the internet. And while many of us cannot imagine their lives without the services that the internet provides, the key message for me from this overview of the global history of the internet is that we are still in the very early stages of the internet. It was only in 2017 that half of the world population was online; and in 2018 it is therefore still the case that close to half of the world population is not using the internet. The internet has already changed the world, but the big changes that the Internet will bring still lie ahead and its history has just begun.

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