As soon as I saw this I thought of iamlost and the brainiacs here at Cre8.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt: "The Internet Will Disappear"
Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt on Thursday predicted the end of the Internet as we know it.
At the end of a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, where his comments were webcast, he was asked for his prediction on the future of the web. “I will answer very simply that the Internet will disappear,” Schmidt said.
Sandberg and Schmidt lauded the Internet as an important way to give more people in the world a voice. Currently, only 40 percent of people have Internet access, the Facebook COO said, adding that any growth in reach helps extend people’s voice and increase economic opportunity. “I’m a huge optimist,” she said about her outlook for the industry. “Imagine what we can do” once the world gets to 50 percent, 60 percent and more in terms of Internet penetration.
It's interesting to me that these leaders in the tech world have a totally different outlook than those who are abandoning tech to move off the grid and live much simpler lives.
I'm not convinced the human-internet experiment is going to be the future that everyone adopts. There's a LOT of push back on how the Internet is used these days.
What do you think?