The Internet Will Split in Two: Predicts Eric Schmidt

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Published on September 21, 2018 - Duration: 00:53s

The Internet Will Split in Two: Predicts Eric Schmidt

Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt predicts the internet will split in two.

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The Internet Will Split in Two: Predicts Eric Schmidt

Thatโ€™s not the sound of your pants ripping - itโ€™s the internet splitting in half!??It could happen, says former Google CEO Eric Schmidt.??See, according to CNBC, Schmidt predicts that within the next decade, there will be two distinct internets: one led by China and one by the United States.??He reportedly made the comments at a Village Global VC event.??Schmidt suggests that there could be a bifurcation of a Chinese led internet and an internet led by the United States.??He seems to think China is quite a powerhouse with leadership in products and services.??And that they have a different leadership with censorship, controls, etc.??But Google is reportedly developing โ€œProject Dragonfly.โ€??Thatโ€™s a censored version of its search engine that could appease authorities in China.??So are two internets better than one???Schmidt didnโ€™t exactly give an opinion, he just said itโ€™s likely that itโ€™s going to happen.??

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