Posted by: crudbasher | January 31, 2011

Video Of Explaining The Internet, In 1994

H/T Gizmodo

Wow.  This is too good to pass up!

Now after watching that keep in mind this was 17 years ago.  Seems like a long time ago but a child born today will be in high school in 17 years in the year 2028.  What will they take for granted then that we can barely describe today?

My guess is there is no single thing, but instead they will use a blending of technology in a seamless way we can’t imagine right now.  More pertinent to this blog is what the heck will schools look like then?  Or should I say, how will people learn then?

Scifi writer Arthur C. Clarke created what have become known as Clarke’s three laws.  They seem to apply here:

  1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right; when he states that something is impossible, he is probably wrong.
  2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
  3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

What do you think will be the most amazing change in 2028?

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Responses

  1. Hilarious. I remember my first interaction with “Internet” probably 1996… We’ve come a long way!

    • Oh I was thinking the same thing! in 1994 I was using the first beta versions of the Mosaic browser. There wasn’t much on the net at that point! 🙂


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