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What do you think the Internet will be like in 2050?

The Internet has gone from a little-known military and educational network to an important part of life for millions of people around the world. What kinds of changes will the Internet go through by the year 2050, and how will they affect us?

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    Expert Stuff: Google's Mike Cohen

    As powerful as computers are, they have difficulty listening and understanding the people who use them every day. How does Google attempt to enable accurate speech recognition within its product line? See more »

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    How Alltop Works

    Search engines aren't always the best tools for finding the information you need. Sometimes you need human intervention. That's when it's time to visit Alltop. See more »

  • How ARPANET Works
    How ARPANET Works

    Before the Internet, there was ARPANET. Based on a governmental initiative, ARPANET built the World Wide Web from the ground up. See more »

  • How ASPs Work
    How ASPs Work

    One of the most unique business models spawned by the Web is the Application Service Provider. Learn all about this innovative Internet-based software-publishing model. See more »

  • How Banner Ads Work
    How Banner Ads Work

    Banner ads generate a big part of the revenue for many Web sites. Learn how banner ads work, how much they cost and how much you might earn if you put them on your Web page. See more »

  • How Domain Name Servers Work
    How Domain Name Servers Work

    When you type a URL into your Web browser's address bar, the correct page appears as if by magic (provided you typed it correctly). Is it the work of sorcery? Nope! Domain name servers are handling all the data behind the scenes. See more »

  • How Google Books Works
    How Google Books Works

    Among Google's goals is a project to scan books and make them available to anyone with access to the Internet. The idea is to spread knowledge, so why are so many people upset with the company's method for going through with the project? See more »

  • How Information Architecture Works
    How Information Architecture Works

    Building architects design spaces for us to live and work in, but what exactly do information architects do? Learn more about IA -- and how it saves us all from information overload. See more »

  • How Mobile Web Pages Work
    How Mobile Web Pages Work

    Often, the Web site you see on your smartphone is quite different from the version you see on your computer screen. How do Web servers know you're using a mobile device, and how are pared-down mobile pages designed? See more »

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