The Internet Will Get a Whole Lot Better

If you think the Internet is pretty amazing already, you ain't seen nothin' yet. The global network will get faster, safer, more efficient, and even more useful.

Anders Bylund
Anders Bylund
Apr 23, 2014 at 5:00PM
Technology and Telecom

Google's Internet evangelist, Vint Cerf, says that the Internet we use today was only meant as an experimental version. Image source: Wikimedia Commons.

The Internet is already pretty amazing; but it's nowhere near perfect. In many ways, it's almost disturbingly immature.

Last week, Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ:GOOGL) veteran Matt Cutts suggested that encrypted sites should rank higher in Google's world-leading search rankings. Doing so would not just shake up the search advertising game, but would also make secure web traffic nearly ubiquitous overnight. Elsewhere, Google is also working on encrypting your entire Gmail experience on a whole new level -- maybe even making it impossible for Big G to tailor advertising to your personal profile.

And that's just the beginning. In the video below, Foolish technology specialist Anders Bylund explains just some of the many ways that the Internet will grow up in the next few years.

It's time to get excited about this newfangled network...