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As Google's chairman Eric Schmidt predicts: Will everyone on Earth be online by 2020?

As Google's chairman Eric Schmidt predicts: Will everyone on Earth be online by 2020?

Asked by: Super Userkruijs in Technology » Internet
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“For every person online, there are two who are not. By the end of the decade, everyone on Earth will be connected.”

Google chairman Eric Schmidt has gazed into his crystal ball and boldly predicted that everyone in the world will be online by 2020.

Schmidt‘s prophecy was met with some derision, with multiple users noting that plenty of the world doesn’t yet have ready access to food or water. User Omar Sa’d replied: “Even the kids in Africa dying of thirst and salvation? Hmmm, let’s hope we can get that problem sorted before enabling them to tweet about not being able to find a supply of water.”

Meanwhile, Jerome Hanson was a little blunter: “I definitely like reading these thoughts. But this is some pretty lofty s**t to say. Let’s not get too carried away here.”

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   Myra Carter Symons predicted No

Growing poverty from Covid19 makes this ever more unlikely.

   UnknownOne2013 predicted No

No. The poor won't be able to get online. Unless of course they make Internet access free for everyone and not just free in public places. They would also need to provide Internet capable devices so people can actually use the Internet.

   Darragh McCarthy predicted No

There will still be remote tribes that are not in contact with the rest of the human population. There will still be luddites that fear or simply don't like technology

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