When Mark Zuckerberg announced an initiative to bring Internet access to the 2.5 billion people not yet connected, Jeff Stibel’s first thought was that Zuckerberg just put the Internet on a fast-track to implode.
But, he adds, that shouldn’t surprise anyone who’s been around for a while, because it’s happened before. Lots of times.
Stibel, a brain scientist and entrepreneur, is author of the evocatively titled bestseller Breakpoint: Why the Web Will Implode, Search Will Be Obsolete, and Everything Else You Need to Know About Technology Is in Your Brain. Stibel will discuss his book on Sept. 27 at the C2SV Technology Conference, an event sponsored by Metro.
The full article originally appeared on Silicon Valley 411.