A permanent exhibit on the everyday impact of Internet technologies. The 2,500 sq. ft. exhibit included 15 web-enabled networked stations, and opened in 1997.
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Computers are at the heart of three important technologies that have significant impact on our lives as we enter the 21st century:
- The Internet: Wide Area Networks, Telecommunications
- Virtual Reality: Immersive, Telepresence, Interactive
- Personal Computing: Word Processing, Databases, Email, Etc.
“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” ~ Arthur C. Clarke
The computer’s microchip brain is the revolutionary innovation that allows it to perform virtually any task imaginable, from controlling the brakes on your car to allowing people to share ideas at the speed of light around the world. New designs and a growing global infrastructure that allow computers and people to easily connect to each other are contributing to the rapid growth and use of world-wide networks like the Internet. These networks are revolutionizing the way we work and play.
Located on the lower level of the Mandell Center, CyberZone offers novice visitors
an introduction to the Internet. More advanced visitors will enjoy the high speed
connections available for your browsing convenience.
Learn how to send and receive email messages.
Learn how to use Internet chat functions to communicate with friends and relatives
around the world.
Relax in the comfort of “Home Sweet Home” and learn how to make your own
homepage. If you’ve already visited CyberZone and made a homepage, they’re
online at http://cyberzone.phillynews.com.