Higher backbone and network access speeds enabled through fiber optic networks will simultaneously carry multiple signals—data, voice, and video.
Issues about data ownership, systems vulnerability, information manipulation, false propaganda/rumors, plagiarism and malware need to be tackled.
Computer networks are revolutionizing information and entertainment delivery, transforming social life and behavior, even political institutions and the role of citizens within them.
Computer networks support human communication via electronic mail (e-mail), “chat rooms,” newsgroups, and audio and video transmission and allow people to work collaboratively at many different locations.
It supports access to digital information by many applications, including the .
People can now go online and search for information on subjects as diverse as politics, gardening, health, technology and online shopping.
The information superhighway can be tapped to send across breaking news as it happens during catastrophic disasters.
about privacy, trust, security, and now, reliability.
There are also concerns about access, reputation, participation, sustainability, responsibility, authenticity, authorship, ownership, surveillance and control, cultural health (digital literacy) and distinctiveness.
About 27% of Portugal’s population lives in the Lisbon Metropolitan area.