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(C|Net)   Google executive chairman predicts the entire world will be online by 2020. He should know, because he looked it up on Google   (news.cnet.com) divider line 20
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2013-04-15 08:57:31 AM
So the people who really would just like some food and clean water will move past those issues?
 
2013-04-15 09:10:02 AM

EvilEgg: So the people who really would just like some food and clean water will move past those issues?


Behold the power of google glass.
 
2013-04-15 09:23:43 AM
North Korea doesn't even have electricity or paved roads. Even if the Kims were to fall today and the entire nation to be freed, I don't think they would have the infrastructure in place in time for 2020.
 
2013-04-15 09:37:45 AM
If it's on the internet it has to be true
 
2013-04-15 09:54:38 AM
This is what google actually believes.
 
2013-04-15 09:58:16 AM
The entire world . . . of people relevent in any way to Google's business interests.
 
2013-04-15 10:08:26 AM

PC LOAD LETTER: North Korea doesn't even have electricity or paved roads. Even if the Kims were to fall today and the entire nation to be freed, I don't think they would have the infrastructure in place in time for 2020.


From my understanding of civilizations, if you have a city with a high culture value neighboring a city with a weak culture you can "flip" them.  Eventually stuff will leak more and more and those people will rise up and want to join your country.  I mean you can already pick up some South Korean transmissions in North Korea.  They just need to build a shiat ton along the border or figure out some way to focus them at North Korea and then continuously drop electronics into North Korea.  They already build half the crap in South Korea anyhow, so its not like they need to pay for shipping costs...


Generation_D: This is what google search actually believes returns.


FTFY
 
2013-04-15 10:21:50 AM
Judgment Day to follow shortly thereafter.
 
2013-04-15 10:25:07 AM
Still biatch about DRM
 
2013-04-15 10:48:56 AM

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Still biatch about DRM


He said "online", not "always online"
 
2013-04-15 10:50:10 AM
1.bp.blogspot.com
/ Google will have to wait until 2020 for everyone to be connected?
//Amateur!
 
2013-04-15 10:52:47 AM
I think I'm going to withhold judgment until I hear from Siri.
 
2013-04-15 10:57:56 AM
Just like everyone would be running GoogleTV right now.

/has this fool ever made a prediction that worked out?
 
2013-04-15 11:23:46 AM

EvilEgg: So the people who really would just like some food and clean water will move past those issues?


The fact is, the internet is far cheaper than food and water.  Recent advances in microcomputing have made it so that you can literally have a fully functional linux PC for $25.  Wireless internet technologies make it so that you dont need much actual infrastructure in poor places... just the odd reception tower.

Apple actually donates their out of date and "recycled" phones to 3rd world countries for tax incentives.  they literally get iphones for free.

This seems like a very reasonable projection.
 
2013-04-15 11:50:23 AM
I believe this kind of prediction is called "being an eejit."
 
2013-04-15 12:10:26 PM
I know some guys from Seniap, Papua New Guinea who absolutely will not be.
 
2013-04-15 12:55:13 PM

Alonjar: EvilEgg: So the people who really would just like some food and clean water will move past those issues?

The fact is, the internet is far cheaper than food and water.  Recent advances in microcomputing have made it so that you can literally have a fully functional linux PC for $25.  Wireless internet technologies make it so that you dont need much actual infrastructure in poor places... just the odd reception tower.


And a power infrastructure, unless you've developed fully wireless power and haven't told anyone?
 
2013-04-15 06:40:37 PM

DoBeDoBeDo: And a power infrastructure, unless you've developed fully wireless power and haven't told anyone?


You mean like this?
s3.amazonaws.com

Or like this?

ecx.images-amazon.com


thepeopleshub.com

www.ascleiden.nl


I'd say its feasible.
 
2013-04-15 07:27:03 PM

Alonjar: DoBeDoBeDo: And a power infrastructure, unless you've developed fully wireless power and haven't told anyone?

You mean like this?
[s3.amazonaws.com image 700x458]

Or like this?

[ecx.images-amazon.com image 160x160]


[thepeopleshub.com image 650x330]

[www.ascleiden.nl image 850x636]


I'd say its feasible.


There are people way way way way more remote than those people.  I can guarantee that there are plenty of people who won't be getting electricity, or any other significant technology, in the near future.
 
2013-04-15 10:18:01 PM
They won't even get everyone in the US on the internet by then much less the world.
 
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