With gas prices these days this may be an incredibly solid reason to understand the online world and what it can bring to your doorstep.
When you do travel you are likely to spot billboards for businesses and organizations - they are all over the place in many cities and along well traveled roads.
In an online environment you have banner ads.
These are also found as you travel through cyberspace to national and international locations.
The bonus is that you can click on these banner ads to take you do an entirely new location if you have an interest (faster than a transporter beam).
In the real world you have to try to remember either a business name, phone number or website address.
Cyberspace makes it as simple as a click.
You buy a newspaper to get information and to read the classifieds.
In cyber space you use a search engine to find news and click on PPC ads just like you would classifieds.
Again, no phone calls needed, just click and go.
In the real world you can send letters to friends and family and then wait several days or weeks to get a reply (if they remember to reply).
In cyberspace you send emails and can attach photos, audio and video to those same friends and family.
Again, they can respond with a click and a few typed words - in a matter of minutes.
Of course there are negative things about the world we live in.
We may be uncomfortable going to certain areas, but the same is true online.
When you learn to avoid certain areas of the web it can be a pretty safe place to move around in.
Face it, the Internet only responds to your requests, so if you have good filtering you should be OK traveling through cyberspace.
The Internet has become so user friendly that it can be used to access radio and television shows.
So, if you miss them in the real world you can often find them online and review when you want to see or hear them.
Things really have changed a lot in the real world and much of the change has been the result of the use of advanced computer technology.
Ecommerce has become a solution that spans generations and nationalities.
It brings products that may not have been available in your lifetime to you with a simple search option.
It doesn't discriminate based on skin tone, religion or age.
Anyone can become involved in ecommerce and virtually all age groups are represented in online business ownership.
Ecommerce allows you to go places you've never been and buy things you've only dreamed of to fulfill dreams you never thought would be achieved.
It is changing lives and providing opportunity for more people than you may realize.