10.Cyberspace - 1 yberspace With thanks to Mr. Mark Clulow...

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Unformatted text preview: 1 yberspace With thanks to Mr. Mark Clulow Lecture 10 2 Introductory Stuff r Have Fun! r Please turn off your phones! r r DO DO interact with me! 3 bjectives r Understand the term Cyberspace r Know how it can affect and benefit our lives r Know how businesses have changed to exist in cyberspace 4 hat is Cyberspace? r 'Cyberspace' is a term coined by William Gibson, author of 'Neuromancer' r It is the imaginary space we pass through when 'surfing' the Internet 5 hat is Cyberspace? r “the global domain of electro- magnetics accessed through electronic technology and exploited through the modulation of electromagnetic energy to achieve a wide range of communication and control system capabilities” 6 Cyber-Punk r Gibson defined Cyberspace as part of the cyber- punk genre of science fiction in 1984 r Sid Vicious is a well-known ' punk ' – an English bass guitar player from the band 'The Sex Pistols' 7 Cyberspace Today r Gibson's term has now become a reality, thanks to improvements in: s Communication Networks (faster Internet) s Hardware (faster, bigger storage) s Software (allows for complex applications) r We are always pushing the boundaries of what we can achieve with the technology available 8 Affecting Business r Thomas L. Friedman outlines the affect Cyberspace (and what it offers) in his book ' The World is Flat ' r He describes how it affects us as individuals, but more importantly how it has changed the face of businesses worldwide r China and India are two countries he focusses on in particular r The book is available in many languages, including Chinese 9 Connecting Businesses r As the World becomes more and more connected, Individuals are finding that they can compete in a Global Market r 'Mom & Pop' businesses can sell products or...
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2010 for the course COMPUTER H 2012 taught by Professor Dave during the Spring '10 term at Quebec Abitibi-Temiscamingue.

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10.Cyberspace - 1 yberspace With thanks to Mr. Mark Clulow...

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