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Many of us take the internet for granted and have become too used to always having it our disposal. We might know in theory that this is an incredibly powerful tool that didn’t exist ten years ago, but for the most part we tend to think of it as just another routine piece of equipment that we use to access e-mail and store our files.
This of course is a shame, as it means that a lot of people will never stop to find out just how much is possible thanks to the web. The internet is far more than just a tool for work and basic communication – it has transformed almost every aspect of our lives and continues to innovate all the time as the technology behind it improves further.
To help open your eyes to just how transformative the internet can be then, this article will list some of the incredible things you can do with it from the comfort of your own home. Read on to get a taste of just how far technology has taken us…
We’re used to the ‘world wide web’ connecting us to people and information from around the world which is already impressive enough. What’s really amazing though, is that the web can also help to take us to the stars and specifically to the surface of the red planet.
This is possible thanks to a website called ‘Planet4.org’ which consists of a huge number of photographs taken by NASA satellites depicting the surface of Mars. Because these satellites can take so many thousands of photographs with relative ease, there are just far too many to sift through, which is why the site exists to crowdsource the process. These aren’t just photos of Mars – they’re patches of the surface that have never been seen by human eyes – you could legitimately be the one to discover the remains of an alien civilization (though it’s unlikely if I’m being totally honest with you…).
Bond With Strangers
Chat roulette has been around for a long time now, but that doesn’t make it any less amazing when you think about it: it’s a chance to connect to a completely random stranger anywhere in the world with complete anonymity for the opportunity to discuss anything that comes to mind.
There are many other ways that the web can connect you to strangers too. Another exciting example is the ‘Photoswap’ app for instance, which allows you to exchange a photo you take with a photo taken by someone somewhere else in the world. The result? A rare insight into a stranger’s life, a stranger who could be anyone in the world…
Make Incredible Products
One of the most incredible online tools of all though is undoubtedly 3D printing. 3D printing essentially means ‘printing’ objects that you have designed in 3D design software – whether those be clever inventions, ornaments or even items of jewellery. This is possible thanks to a laser that essentially burns into a block of your chosen material in order to cut it into your chosen shape. Before you would have needed a selection of incredible tools along with a set of expertise in order to even consider making a 3D item of that nature, but now you can create as many as you want from the comfort of your home.
And it doesn’t end there either. Want to wear your own customised clothing? That’s easy to make online. Want to make a paper back book and start selling it on Amazon? Then Lulu and other ‘Print On Demand’ services have you covered.
Explore Amazing Imaginations
If you’re not happy exploring Mars, then how about exploring made up worlds that come from the imaginations of people around the world? The Indie Gaming scene is focussed around creating experiences that challenge the mainstream games industry and involve thoughtful and introspective plots along with stylised art, unusual gameplay and a host of unique ideas. Play through ‘Don’t Look Back’ completely for free for instance, and you should find yourself genuinely moved by the end of it.
This is just a small selection of the incredible things that are possible online. Explore the world, visit other countries, delve into imaginary situations and create 3D physical objects… all from the comfort of your chair.