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Journée mondiale de la Science-fiction – 2 janvier 2023

Journée mondiale de la Science-fiction

Véritable journée ou pure invention ? Difficile à se faire une idée précise tant la matière est difficile à cerner. De nombreux sites en parlent mais sans mentionner l’origine de la journée. On trouve même, dans le forum phpBB, un internaute affirmant que l’idée de la journée lui est venue en consultant www.journee-mondiale.com et en repérant une date libre !

Plus d’un siècle de SF nous contemple

La science-fiction est un genre né au début du XXème siècle, à partir d’une poignée d’œuvres fondatrices signées notamment par Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Conan Doyle, ou encore Kurd Lasswitz. Rien de bien nouveau donc, même si le genre s’est largement diversifié au fil du temps.

Dans le meilleur des mondes ?

Profitons de ce début d’année pour souhaiter à tous les amateurs de Science-Fiction, quel que soit son genre, une excellente année 2023 dans le monde bien réel des vivants.

 

Un site à visiter : fr.wikipedia.org     Source: Texte & Image: Journée mondiale

International Internet Day – 29 October

International Internet Day on October 29th celebrates what many consider the most important invention in human history.

It’s hard to fathom a world without the Internet. The Internet provides instant access to information. Search engines make this information easy to attain. Besides gaining knowledge, internet users have an endless supply of entertainment. The internet makes it possible to do banking and shopping from the comfort of your own home. The internet is also a great way to make donations and raise funds. Thanks to the internet, many people are able to work remotely from anywhere in the world. Many use the internet to find a love connection, and many have had success. What in the world would we do without the internet?

To further prove the greatness of this invention, here are some mind-boggling statistics:

  • In 2019, there were 4.39 billion internet users in the world
  • About 4 billion people use the internet via a mobile device
  • Fifty-seven percent of the global population uses the internet
  • There are one million new internet users every day
  • On average, internet users spend 6 hours and 42 minutes a day online
  • On average, internet users spend 2 hours and 16 minutes a day on social media
  • Google is the world’s most visited website on the internet
  • YouTube and Facebook rank 2nd and 3rd for most visited sites

One of the reasons the internet is so widely used is because of the World Wide Web. The WWW became publically available in 1991.

 

Source: Text & Image: https://nationaldaycalendar.com/international-internet-day-october-29/

World Telecommunications Day – 17 May

World Telecommunications Day celebrates the constant evolution of one of the most important factors of our lives: communication. The main goal of World Telecommunications Day (WTD) is to highlight the importance of communication and how information travels across the world. It also aims to increase awareness of how crucial communication is in our lives, and stimulate the development of technologies in the field.

The World Telecommunications Day is in tight connections with the International Telegraph Union (ITU), the committee formed in 1865 to support the emerging communication methods of the time. ITU was present throughout all the great breakthroughs in communication – the invention of the telephone in 1876, the launch of the first satellite in 1957 and, ultimately, the birth of the Internet in the 60s. Even though The International Telegraph Union has since changed its name to International Telecommunications Union, it still remains the most important entity in the field of communications, thus remaining in the spotlight at World Telecommunications Day.

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