Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt predicted that the world's entire population will be on the Internet by 2020.
"For every person online, there are two who are not," Schmidt said on Google+ last night. "By the end of the decade, everyone on Earth will be connected."
Certainly the number of people online is expanding dramatically, in particular with the spread of mobile phones. But the entire world?
That's a bold claim, given persistent poverty in many parts of the world and the difficulty of bringing even wireless networking to large swaths of thinly populated … Read more