By Robert StevensThe United States government shuttered the internet in 2008.
But now the technology behind it is changing the world.
The National Geographic Channel’s World of Tomorrow shows how it happened.
In 2009, as the U.S. government shutters its online communication, companies like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google, and others scrambled to find ways to keep people online.
Those companies found the internet was still there.
Then, a company called iQos, which had built its own technology, made its own digital networking device that connected to the internet and could handle the bandwidth of hundreds of thousands of servers.
It became the backbone of the internet.
By 2012, iQo had developed a set of software called the Internet of Things.
Its aim was to provide a way to wirelessly connect the devices we use, like the cameras we wear or the thermostats we wear.
In a world where we were connected by the Internet, iQuos made it possible to build something that could be connected by anyone.
That meant, in a way, the end of the government.
But a new company called the World of Today was born.
In early 2014, as a series of global crises unfolded, World of today’s chief executive, Ben Gendler, had a message for his team: Shut it down.
“This is a really tough day,” Gendlers told his employees in an email.
“We need to shut it down because we can.”
With the power of the Internet gone, the companies of the world stepped in.
They built new devices, like iQotas, and built new software, like WNTR, to connect to the World.
And in 2015, with the help of Google, Microsoft, and Amazon, they created the internet-connected thermostat.
In 2020, the first devices with Wi-Fi connectivity were on the market.
Today, they’re ubiquitous.
The world now has more than half a billion connected devices.
This new, internet-ready world of tomorrow is called the IoT.
Its makers say that the technology will help bring people closer together, empower them to work together, and make the world more productive.
The Internet of Tomorrow will be an important part of the IoT’s future.
But to get there, it has to get to the people who need it the most.
In fact, there are fewer and fewer people who can use the IoT in the United States than there are people who want to use it.
“I think the thing that really worries me about the Internet is that there’s this disconnect between the government and the people,” said Steve Bresnan, a professor of computer science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who has written about the internet’s future for the Atlantic.
“People can’t communicate with one another, and so we’re left with the government, which is, at best, a very small piece of the solution.”
“It’s a great example of what happens when you build a piece of technology that you’re not very good at, and then you’re stuck with it,” he said.
“You can only learn to live with it.
But then you have to build a new piece of hardware that’s better, and that’s a very, very difficult thing to do.”
It’s not just that the IoT isn’t used much.
It’s also that the companies that build the devices, or the companies using the IoT technology, aren’t very good.
The U.K.-based technology company NTT, for example, has just announced that it will cease making its Wi-Fiber internet-enabled thermostatic thermostators.
Its CEO, Simon Wood, said in a statement that the company “wasn’t prepared to build new, high-tech solutions for the modern workplace.”
In China, however, there is a lot of interest in the IoT, especially in the cities where it’s a big part of our lives.
“It’s becoming an everyday part of life, a way of communicating with each other,” said Wu Yixiang, the executive director of the Beijing Office for Information Technology and Telecommunications.
“The government needs to get involved.”
This was a major problem for the U