posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 01:22 PM
I post this to clear up some confusion for myself and maybe for others relating to the internet. I trust there are people here more expert than me who
can shed some light on these issues.
A few weeks ago I was sitting on an airplane flipping through a computer magazine which had an article about google. In this article they said that
google only finds 2% of all the information in the internet
"What????" I thought. I was under the impression that it covered at least 50%, if not more. In the last 10 years our society has been taught that
ALL information can be found on the internet or at google, and people have bought into it.
The same article then went on to explain that "deep web" engines such as this one - Completeplanet
- could find up
to 20% of all internet content.
This was the very first time I ever heard of a "deep web".
I always realized that not all information can be found on the internet (at least not yet), but I was shocked to hear that not even most of internets
information can be found by search engines.
Why is this important? Because here we are, at ATS, believing we have access to any and all information at the push of a button.
Two related items:
What ever became of "Internet 2" and what exactly was that supposed to be?
And on a speculative note: Do you think it is possible or viable to establish a sort of "secret internet", or where do you think internet will be
heading in the next 50+ years?