Do you think the Internet will still exist 100 years from now?

Yes. But not in the same form.

100 years from now, there will be computers. Lots and lots of them. Computers not just on your wrist, but in your body. Computers embedded into all industrially produced items. Computers literally everywhere, like grains of dust.

And those computers will need standardised protocols to talk to each other. They will need hardware mechanisms to shift messages from one device to another. It's likely these mechanisms will mirror the way that the current internet works, because that method is robust and reliable.

So this computer network infrastructure will still be called the Internet. Because what else are you going to call it? (Although I suspect the sheer ubiquity of the network will probably mean that no one even thinks about connectivity at all, the networked status of these devices will be a given).

The new data transport mechanisms will certainly shift more data. But physics means there can't be anything faster than turning bits into photons and sending them down fibres or through air. So while the bandwidth will go up, the latency will still be constrained by the speed of light.

So even if human beings are all dead and intelligent AIs are running the planet. We will still have an internet.

I am less optimistic about the Web. Web technologies were established to enable static document storage and distribution. But the web today is trying to solve interactive content and streaming and other things. I think better solutions will emerge for these problems.


In a 100 years, if we do manage to colonize other planets, then we will have a significant challenge expanding Internet to go across planets. It takes light 13 to 24 minutes to reach from Earth to Mars. A round trip of 26 to 48 minutes means that there will be significant latency in the network.

In a 100 years, we will need a InterPlaneteryNet. There has been research on the Interplanetary Internet going on for years. Obviously, they cannot make information travel faster than the speed of light, but they have been doing research in making TCP/IP more efficient and tolerant of delays. Several breakthroughs from this research have already been incorporated in our regular Internet. The ISS is being used to run experiments on the Interplanetary Internet.

More than technology, the Internet has had a cultural impact on the world. When people say Internet, they don't mean the protocols used to transfer data. What they mean is how Internet impacts their life everyday. It's about Facebook, and Twitter and Google. SO, the question is how will the Internet change when space travel becomes common. Imagine a world where all the tweets you read are 24 minutes old.


Do you think the Internet will still exist 100 years from now?

No, it will go the way of telegraph wires. In 1916, with World War I raging in Europe, who could have imagined the Internet? Or computers? Or Tetris?

But something will keep people connected to other people and to sources of information. What it will be we do not know.


The Internet will exist after 100 years and more, probably it will not connect computers and tcp/ip will not exist, not even cellphones but for sure will exist a different protocol, technology, and devices all together in a new network


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