The Internet will look completely different in five years, predicts Google CEO Eric Schmidt; after all, he notes, five years is a factor of 10 according to Moore’s law of ever-increasing speed. The Google CEO expounded on the future of the web at length at a recent symposium, but ReadWriteWeb pulled out some of his most interesting predictions and thoughts. Including:
- The Internet will be dominated by content in Chinese.
- We’ll jump from application to application seamlessly.
- Broadband will improve so much that the technical distinctions between radio, TV, and web will disappear.
- Users will focus predominantly on social media, rather than traditional sources.
In the present, Schmidt revealed that Google is trying to rank real-time search info, that it’s making “significant money” on YouTube, and that a Google Netbook will hit next year.