Where Is Cyberspace?
The Oxford dictionary says the cyberspace is the "environment in which communication over computer networks occurs." It is like a farmland of opportunities. It is a global network of connected computers. Most of us know this. But do we all know where cyberspace is?
The cyberspace enables business organizations to easily formulate strategies, communicate with customers, and increase revenue.
Cyberspace should be good for everyone. However, the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that play a vital role in a country’s economy, are struggling despite this technological advancement.
Businesses are losing customers in spite of the enhanced online publicity. This loss of customers is creating a domino effect: Workers are losing their jobs. Consumer demand is dropping. National production is declining.
As a result of all these and more, the national economy of many countries is suffering. These scenarios are happening in highly developed countries.
It is time for everyone to realize that these are all connected to cyberspace operations.
Where is cyberspace? I have asked this question to Internet entrepreneurs, government leaders and all other individuals. Most of them responded that cyberspace is in the Internet, in the servers and networks. It is in the PCs, laptops and all other digital devices that connect to the Internet.
These answers are not wrong. However, these answers are not 100% correct.
In reality, cyberspace is like a farmland, a cyber farmland. And the major part of this land is in the browsers.
Does cyberspace exist outside of the web browsers? Yes. But only in a much smaller scale. The largest part of cyberspace is definitely within the browsers.
To be continued...