What will the Internet look like in five years? That's one question Google CEO Eric Schmidt tried to answer at the Gartner conference in Florida this week. Among his predictions: Chinese-language content will dominate the Internet, and real-time information will be just as valuable as all other information.
We may look five years into the future, but the precursor to the Internet turned 40 Thursday. On Oct. 29, 1969, the first message was sent across ARPANET, the computer network that would become the Internet.