Google’s Eric Schmidt Claims ‘The Internet Will Disappear’

January 23, 2015 Updated: July 18, 2015

At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Google’s executive chairman, Eric Schmidt said, “the Internet will disappear.”

He was speaking about the rapid rate at which everyday items are being equipped with computers and sensors. He predicts this integration will only continue to accelerate.

“I will answer very simply, that the Internet will disappear, there will be so many IP addresses because of IPv6 and so many devices, sensors [and] things that you are wearing, … that you’re interacting with, that you won’t even sense it, you’ll be interacting with it all the time,” said Schmidt.

Recently, attention has been drawn to the deals Google is working out with cellphone providers T-Mobile and Sprint. Google intends to buy usage on their existing networks at wholesale prices and sell access directly to customers.

Google has also invested $1 billion into Elon Musk’s venture to provide satellite internet to everyone on earth.

The rate of innovation displayed about Google backs up Eric Schmidt’s claims of a totally new way of interacting with the analogue and digital worlds.

There really is no limit as to the capabilities of this kind of technology. Cars are already able to be controlled by their owner’s phone. It is logical to speculate that any kind of recognizable device of today will no longer be needed as technology continues to shrink and wireless charging becomes more sophisticated. Voice recognition, eye-tracking technology, and controlling everyday items with gestures is surely to become common.