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Online pioneers predict that one day we ll all be caught up in the web

At a recent forum in Bangkok two men who helped invent what became the internet envision a future when the net will become as common as electricity and all aspects of everyday life will be tied to it

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  • Newspaper section: Spectrum
  • Writer: Shawn Kelly
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I magine, in the not-too-distant future, a world where the internet becomes a part of everything. 

WELCOME TO THE MATRIX: Internet visionaries Steve Crocker, left, and Vint Cerf, appearing via the internet, at a discussion moderated by Pichai Chuensuksawadi, centre, editor-in-chief of the ‘Bangkok Post’ last month to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the founding of the ‘‘.th’’ top-level domain name in Thailand. PHOTO: COURTESY OF PICHAI CHUENSUKSAWADI

The vision implies a planet undergirded by some all-penetrating computing and communications force somehow imbedded into the appliances we use, the vehicles we ride, the buildings we inhabit, and the clothes we wear.

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