As I sat watching the Olympics closing ceremony along with the rest of the world, I reflected on the last 16 days of back-to-back sporting action, and realised how much I’ll miss spending my evenings in front of the TV watching the highlights from that day.
From the outset of the opening ceremony, Danny Boyle acknowledged historical and cultural British memories, reliving each decade from the Industrial Revolution and the NHS right through to the eras of ska and rave. And what a moment it was when Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the World Wide Web, finally received personal gratitude for introducing us to the era of www dot.
This, for me, demonstrated how influential the internet is in society today.
Danny Boyle perfectly encapsulated how technology, mobile phones and social networks have revolutionised the way in which we communicate.
This theme was continued throughout the Games, with technology at the core of London 2012.
I was able to witness behind the scenes footage of Tom Daley hanging out with David Beckham, and how the performers chose to celebrate into the small hours after the closing ceremony.
Hop, skip and jump four years on and who would’ve believed the capabilities we have from smart phones nowadays.
London 2012 produced three free official mobile applications available for download on Android, iOS, Blackberry and Windows Phone 7.
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