February 8, 2019, By Pieter Arntz
Have you ever been witness to a Wi-Fi failure in a household with school-aged children? If so, I don’t have to convince you that communication qualifies as vital infrastructure. For the doubters: when you see people risking their lives in traffic just to check their phone, you’ll understand why most adults consider instant communication to be vital as well.
Forms of communication
Humanity has come a long way in communication techniques. From drawings on the cave wall to wartime messages sent via courier to the Pony Express and now, the Internet. Modern communication tools enable us to reach most places across the world in a matter of seconds.
What are the lines of communications that are more or less vital to our everyday life?
- The Internet
- Telephone lines
- Mobile telephone networks
- TV and radio broadcasting