While the 60s and 70s were the age of artistic expression, artistic embodiment, bringing to the fore- a musical carnival of sorts, this is the information age. We are as reliant on a constant feed of information as if a soldier in need of urgent arsenal and bullets, for the fighting is going to resume back at the order.
And implicit in our age, therefore, is this feeling of a handicap that suddenly steps in, when we are restricted from, a rather free-flow of information. Truncated, dour, half-hearted existences that are supposed to carry on in the absence of any kind of information can be easily spotted.
And often, it looks forced and in the current context of relationships, anyone who’s in proximity to those who put in endless hours at work and those who have the privileges of evading timeliness and pressure can see that just how important the Internet is- to both.
Did we imagine, being truly aware as we are, that 10-15 years back, not having access to the internet and not doing anything productive therefore would enable us to live so for even one day; and peacefully so? Perhaps, we may not have, ever. And now that the superstars of the information age- most commonly led by Sergey Brin, Larry Paige, Mark Zuckerberg” are pretty well-established thus far, did it ever appear to us that one among them would be working for the collective good of an entire public eco-system?
To be more precise, have you closely have you followed the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi’s vision for India- that of making it a complete digital country, one replete with a seamless connectivity? Nowadays, there is a certain hope that it may actually be possible.
Nothing could’ve sufficiently lifted the morale of India’s common public than finding Google running a Wi-fi program across the train stations. Interestingly, there free wi-fi facility has been extended covering at least, 400 railway stations. And just who is responsible for something outstanding and selfless is Googe.
Which other company or Internet-based firm would’ve cared to extend free w-fi service to 40 metro rail stations in India? What use is that life which hasn’t been directed to the welfare of others; how well does India understand the consequence of Google’s immensely helpful gesture, it needn’s be asked.
But in common light, it’s been seen that how often do the masses constantly lost amid some contemporary challenges and rigours expose themselves to lurking for the Internet in a public space? The desire to hunt for data and information in India is massive. Often, the ruthlessly competitive world of India where, at times, the biggest concern isn’t that the salary hasn’t reached the account in time, rather why doesn’t the internet function properly- has given lives a lot of dependency on the internet.
In these times, delivering free public wi-fi to major India railway platforms is worth a boon that many could keep coming back to- every now and again. Here is the importance of Google’s clearly-thought of plan regarding the provision of free-wifi across myriad India stations.
Google first announced its Google Station project in 2015 and pitched it as a way to help improve wireless infrastructure in India, a move that was paramountly significant for the tech company’s future. Where many people lack stable Internet connectivity- at times, what does the world really need, you ought to wonder? Few things, then, could matter more than the Internet, particularly for developing countries like India.
In fact, in the confusing bylanes of a metro rail-station where multiple lives interact and communicate, the use of the internet is paramount. While on the one hand, some are curious to ask their children whether they reached school safely or not, on the other hand, are office colleagues and friends and families that are often corresponded to.
And that told, it is also important to be aware of the support infrastructure that Google sought in India, in order to implement its largest-ever provision of free wi-fi across such a magnitude: 400 metro rail stations! Major Indian telecommunications company RailTel has been in correspondence with the American tech giant. Google, has also had similar plans to execute the prestigious, “Google Station Internet project”, which it planned to get to Indonesia.