Google’s Chairman Claims That ‘The Internet Will Disappear’ Sooner Than We Think

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Yesterday, Eric Schmidt, the chair and former CEO of Google, spoke on a web panel at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland. When asked about the future of the web, he replied with the most ominous set of words ever uttered: “I will answer very simply that the internet will disappear.”

Where will it go? Will we put it on top of the car, forget and drive away? Schmidt explained his apocalyptic prediction:

“There will be so many IP addresses… so many devices, sensors, things that you are wearing, things that you are interacting with that you won’t even sense it. It will be part of your presence all the time. Imagine you walk into a room, and the room is dynamic. And with your permission and all of that, you are interacting with the things going on in the room.”

Basically there will be so much internet, we will become one with the internet. We will be the cat gifs we want to see in the world. This is called “the Internet of Things” which is not just a phrase I use when explaining away rude people on Twitter, but the phenomenon that occurs when our interactions with internet-enabled products and devices becomes totally seamless. Perhaps, even, self-aware?

Basically, Skynet. You heard it here first.

Source: Business Insider