It is without doubt that the fast-paced rate of technological development has led to a tremendous change on the people’s daily lives. The inevitable technological advancements have led to an improved status in a myriad of fields such as the medical care, industrial revolution, trade, transportation and interactive communication models. The perspective of life in today’s 21st century is nowhere in comparison to the living standards experienced a decade or a century ago. New ideas and suggestions related to the human needs and wants are what shape both today’s and futuristic plan in relation to the science and technology evolution. In addition, the scientific knowledge and skills that have been amassed in the classroom have contributed to the development of new and improved ways of life. The ideas that we once thought to be impossible are currently today’s reality. In essence, the present focus of science and technology is strongly correlated to the future discoveries that represent an evolution or further development of the current science and technology.
Part One: Scientific and Design methods
Science is defined as a systematic and logical approach to discovering how a myriad of things functions within the universe (Yin 2). Science itself is regarded as a complex subject that further comprises other fields such as Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Computer Science, Geology, Anthropology, Psychology among many other fields. Science mainly relies of proved facts that had once been hypothesized as pure ideas. In order for the hypothesized ideas to be termed as scientific facts, there is need to incorporate scientific methods and procedures that will help in coming up with the ultimate conclusion on whether the ideas are indeed new scientific discoveries or not. Thus, scientific method is an eminently essential aspect in coming up with scientific facts and discoveries. The scientific method is further used as a tool to challenge ideas so as to come up with proved, precise and correct facts. Scientific methods are used as procedures in collecting measurements with regards to an experiment so as to come up with empirical evidence that either supports or contradicts the hypothesis of the experiment. According to some erudite researchers, true science can be recognized specifically through experimental method according where a theory if truly scientific, must be built on and tested against the results of observation and experimental (Yin 5). Scientific method is basically carried out in sequential procedures namely; carrying out an observation, creating a hypothesis by proposing explanations and testing the explanations or testable hypothesis. Scientific method prescribes how scientists collect and analyze data, how they draw conclusions from data and how they share data with others (Yin 14). However, a problem exists in cases where the scientist’s procedures of proving a given hypothesis are drawn from his own personal biasness or emotions.
It is with this exact profound reason that the scientific research and method loses its objectivity of proving whether a given hypothesis is indeed a fact or not. Thus, incorporating a ‘design method’ to be part of carrying out a scientific research is eminently vital in ensuring that the scientist or researcher follows all the rules stipulated by the scientific method where observations are collected and results are analyzed without any form of biasness. The term ‘design method’ has been elucidated as the logical sequence that connects the empirical data to a study’s initial research question and ultimately to its conclusion (Yin 27). A research design method can basically be referred to a work plan that provides a set of strict guidelines to the researcher on how he or she should collect, analyze and evaluate the results of a given research study. A design method mainly plays the primary role of ensuring that the research study focuses on the designated objectives. This therefore assists the researcher to avoid situations where the evidence fails to address the stated or initial research questions. The design method is thus composed of five main components namely; the research study’s questions, its proposition, its unit (s) of analysis, the logic linking of data to the propositions and the criteria for interpreting the findings (Yin 28).
Part 2: Innovation and development of Internet science and technology
It’s no surprise that internet-related technologies have become one of the sensations and trend of the world. Internet technology has developed to an extent that could never have been imagined. Internet science and technology has provided people with a plethora of benefits that have improved the living standards of people as well as alleviated certain hard tasks that people were used to do during the times when internet technology was a mere hypothetical idea. The period by which internet technology was being invented was during the late 1960’s. The innovation of internet had been fueled by the federal government which funded a research project that was based on connecting a range of computers to each other so as to develop interconnected network. His was later followed by the development of ARPANET which was later developed into a system of interconnected networks that would become known as the internet. In the 1990s, an application known as the World Wide Web was developed through the internet. The number of internet users grew rapidly from a handful of computer scientists to a great multitude of users. Ever since the innovation of internet, there have been tremendous positive changes that have further led to an improvement in man’s livelihood. Some of these benefits include; development of fast and more efficient communication means such as through emails and Skype, development of social networks such as Face book and Twitter, availability of fast and effective search engines such as Google and yahoo. In addition, the internet has provided a great avenue for business and trade in such a way that a consumer is able to do online purchasing and online business at his or her own convenient. Example of such remarkable trading and business websites include eBay, Amazon and other personal websites where a person displays his or her goods online to attract sales by millions and millions of customers who purchase goods and services online. Since the world is already moving rapidly towards ubiquitous internet connectivity, I highly predict that almost every single human being will be able to access the internet effortlessly and at their own convenience. I predict that in the near future, people will embrace the enhanced cloud-based information storage and sharing as their main option for storing data and information. The existence of flash disks, memory cards and the use of compact disks will become irrelevant in the near future as cloud-based information storage is more convenient and not affected by the size of data or information that needs to be stored. It is also safe and one is guaranteed that his or her stored information is immune from being destroyed by the current emerging fatal viruses.
Part 3: Interdependence of Internet science and technology
The current state of internet science and technology is mainly attributed by the discoveries that were made by erudite scientists who utilized the principles provided by scientific knowledge. These principles originate from the existing scientific knowledge that has been amassed from different fields inclusive of Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology among a wide array of fields. Engineering and Computer science serve as examples of two major subjects that are used as practical systematic application of the existing Scientific knowledge. Engineering and Information technology have been utilized to invent more ideas that are experimented using the scientific methods so as to come up with more discoveries that then lead to the further development of Internet science and Technology. Thus, engineers and computer scientists tend to utilize the existing scientific knowledge to design new systems that could be used to provide amicable solutions to the existing problems. In addition, some erudite researchers seek to discover new techniques that would not only be a solution to the existing problems but would also match with the needs and wants of the society. The current Internet science and technology may also provide a sense of direction to researchers who would further be motivated to utilize the existing technology and scientific theory to make more discoveries for future developments in Internet science and technology. In addition, the present internet science and technology can be used to predict the human behavior. This is because, some of the developments on the Internet science and technology are as a result of providing a solution for the human’s needs and demands. For instance, the development of Amazon and e-bay online trading sites was as a result of the people’s need of getting goods and services conveniently without the need of travelling to far and wide distances or countries so as to get the same product.
In conclusion, this paper simply predicts of an improved and better future due to the continuous evolution of internet science and technology. Besides this, the scientific knowledge does no only serve as the foundation but also as the cornerstone for all the predicted development in internet science and technology.
Yin, Robert K. Case Study Research: Design and Methods. Los Angeles, Calif: Sage Publications, 2009. Print.