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Business Insider reports that Eric Schmidt, the chairman of Google, is predicting that by 2020 every person on the planet will be connected to the internet.

He's getting some pushback on the prognostication: "In other words, he believes that in just seven years, the Internet will be accessible even in the parts of the world with no electricity that are struggling with far more basic things, like clean water," Business Insider writes.

And another critical Tweet goes like this: ""What is this nonsense? There are 1 billion people not yet connected to food."

And yet, the story suggests, "it's not as far-fetched as it sounds. For instance, Google supports a project called GEEKS Without Frontiers which is creating low-cost technology to bring wireless Internet to places where traditional wired Internet isn't possible.

Samsung is working on a project that has turned old shipping containers into solar-powered, Internet connected classrooms for kids in Africa, with the plan of serving 2.5 million students by 2015. And that's only two projects. While it's hard to believe that every person in the world will have access to the Internet by 2020, many more of them will."
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