Global learning: How Online classrooms cross continental borders

With the development of global communications, extensive progress in creating massive communication panels, such as multi-media communications, possibilities of live video and textual information streaming, experts in education have joined forces with scientists and engineers to design global educational panels, which will allow the possibility for people from all around the world to learn and…

Breaking isolation: Australia introduces a sixth submarine cable

It might sound unbelievable, but Australia, one of the better economically- developed countries in the world, actually lacks global communication connections with the rest of the world. How is this possible, one might wonder? Well, despite all of its advantages and rapid civilizational development of Australian society, its geographic isolation still remains an issue. Even…

Chewing your e-mails and phone calls: what are the threats to the security of submarine communication cables?

Did you ever wonder how and why sudden internet crashes happen? Most of the time, these types of outages are quickly repaired, but other times, electronic communication collapses can take more to properly fix. Despite general believe, the internet is not resistant to attacks and damages. In fact, what is perceived as cloud-based traffic float,…

Relying on cable communications: how everyday life depends on undersea cables?

In modern day and age, relying on electronic communication technology to run our lives has become a dominant pattern in each individual’s lifestyle. At first, we have replaced traveling and writing letters for phone calls. Over decades, modern technology has influenced urban lifestyle towards replacing even unessential phone calls with text messages, going to the…

The Russian endgame: To what purpose would cutting undersea cables serve?

Recent speculations of Russian Navy’s intentions in compromising US-based continental undersea cables have risen fear of consequences of such action to the civilization, as we know it. Although motives and intentions behind this potential threat cannot be determined with confidence, some speculations can be drawn over the endgame of a possible attack. Demonstrating western vulnerability.…

The fragility of modern civilization: how stable is a society based on digital traffic?

In countless ways, modern society has progressed thanks to the global communication. Global communication has connected continents into a worldwide web of constant float of digital traffic, opening a wide range of possibilities for individuals, companies, and governments to communicate without obstacles on a global level. This wide range of opportunities had introduced drastic changes…

Online libraries: How knowledge crosses continental borders in a world of global communication

Online libraries have appeared as another side-product to the development of global communications. Initially, the development of globally connected societies produced a need for faster and flexible scientific databases. Cloud memory and interactive websites dedicated to science and education have multiplied over decades, making databases of scientific literature available both to experts and amateurs looking…