Why Google Chairman Eric Schmidt Believes the Internet Will Disappear

How Eric Schmidt envisions the future of connectivity.

ByABC News
January 23, 2015, 9:14 AM

— -- Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt has a jarring prediction for the future of the Internet.

"The Internet will disappear," Schmidt said during a panel at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Thursday, where the world's brain trust has gathered to discuss everything from technology to the economy.

The comment made plenty of heads spin.

Where will we go to search for useless facts? Will we actually have to call a restaurant to make a reservation? How will we read the news?

Here's a reason to breathe a sigh of relief: Schmidt expanded on his comments, saying that the Internet will become so seamlessly integrated into our daily lives that it will simply fade into the background.

As wearables gain traction and our homes become smarter and more connected, Schmidt sees a future where the Internet is all around us.

"It will be part of your presence all the time," Schmidt said, according to CNET. "Imagine you walk into a room, and the room is dynamic. And with your permission and all of that, you are interacting with the things going on in the room."