Western Civilization has had a centuries’ long romance with technology and has often worshipped it
Technology is power and, as such, can serve many purposes. Whereas an earlier vision of the
The Internet is unlike any previous human invention in both scale and effect, and is now a global resource important to all of the people in the world. How did it become so important, so fast? This unprecedentedly rapid growth and impact is largely due to its incorporation of a number of deeply powerful features that continue to accelerate its success, described in the following sections.
Resources. On a related note, the following references provide information about the Internet’s increasingly important role in emergency preparedness:
- RFC 3523; J. Polk; Internet Emergency Preparedness (IEPREP)
Telephony Topology Terminology; April 2003.
- RFC 3689; K. Carlberg, R. Atkinson; General Requirements for Emergency Telecommunication Service (ETS); February 2004.
- RFC 3690; K. Carlberg, R. Atkinson; IP Telephony Requirements for Emergency Telecommunication Service (ETS); February 2004.