Eric Schmidt has some interesting ideas about a lot of things and one of those ideas is that the Internet will disappear and become part of our presence.
“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,” Schmidt said. “It will be part of your presence all the time.”
People might be shocked by Schmidt’s statement but I believe he’s correct. We’re already becoming dependent on technology in our daily lives, how many of you reading this own a smartphone, laptop and/or tablet? The Internet has become our connection to everything, it’s the circulatory system of modern communication. You don’t have to be a heavy social media user to be dependent on the Internet. The future of the Internet is unobtrusive assimilation into our lives, devices that make using the system much easier and more efficient. When the Internet first started you had to make a concerted effort to use it, often on a slow laborious connection which many of us gave up on. Now accessing the Internet and communicating is as easy as picking up your smartphone, and it’s only going to get easier in the future. I couldn’t give you a timeline for when this would happen, perhaps Schmidt could, seeing as Google is taking over the world.