The Internet has allowed for the creation of thousands of new ways to give, both time and money.
I recognized him from his silly Internet chatting.
Why is the Internet so sterilely defined?
She also researched various tip lines and Internet sites that concentrated on missing children.
Wireless Internet was not available at the cabin and our computer had no means for a telephone hook-up.
It frustrated to Betsy who spent hours on the Internet seeking the most effective uses of Howie's talent.
The Internet has no central planning agency deciding what new, cool websites should be made.
It was all over the Internet and the million dollar reward people started calling.
Had to really bid it up on the Internet to get it.
Between that Westlake guy checking his stocks and his Internet auctions and now Joseph and his brother, I hardly get time to do my own business.
The internet said that a coma was basically a sleep disorder.
I been trying to find out some poop about that guy on the Internet but it's a whole lot easier checking out hundred year old folks than living ones.
To be perfectly clear, I am not saying the Internet and technology will solve every human ill.
He and Fred began chattering away about past bargains found and Internet profits reaped.
The Internet has made distributing music easy and has unleashed an astonishing amount of new material.
Frustrated, she searched the Internet for Dr. Williams until she found the eminent neurologist, whose picture she recognized.
Looks like my Internet business is pretty lucrative, wouldn't you say?
Sometimes she was sad and then minutes later she was searching the internet for baby things.
We spent the balance of our time formulating what I should say to Merrill Cooms and pouring over Internet maps.
The Internet has only touched the tip of the iceberg here.
Between Betsy's internet searching and Quinn's calculations the location we sought was found.
He closed the door to Brandon Westlake and told the old photographer-antique collector to come back after nine o'clock, claiming a need to do his own Internet work.
The box, advertised as containing Ouray, Colorado correspondence from the last century and "other items of local interest," was offered via the Internet at three hundred dollars.
And when we say, "The Internet is an electronic store," this is true.
My point is: While the Internet does all those things, it is not accurate to say the Internet is only any one of them.
Grasso bought a dark blue van on the Internet and the guy delivered it here.
He paced the Bird Song nest, glancing at his watch every thirty seconds and grumbling about time being money on his Internet auctions.
That evening they discussed plans for her horse ranch and his safari - even researched on the internet together.
She was a brilliant hacker and familiar enough with the underground internet forums to find him new hunting grounds and blood exchanges.
But the five phenomena I chose to tackle in this book are among the great blights on humanity that I believe the Internet and technology will help solve.
Well, the Internet is bigger than air conditioning.
I submit that the Internet is not defined in that way because it is a technology without an implicit purpose.
On the Internet are far fewer passive observers.
In these early days of the Internet Renaissance, the number of great masters is in the tens of thousands, not the hundreds.
Today we have the Internet and all its associated technologies, vastly more versatile, almost infinite in possibility.
We are building the Internet to connect with each other better, to share information, to collaborate, to offer mutual support, and so on.
The Internet is full of sites that offer good to humanity and yield no profit for the people working on them.
He is also from Austin, and he's in Internet publishing, too.
Now let's look at how the Internet will help end disease in a more traditional, suit-and-tie kind of way.
This could not be done without the Internet. 8.
No matter where you live, if you have access to an Internet connection, you can host an online store and sell to the entire world.
This could not be done without the Internet. 10.
For instance, I could hand carve bird calls and then advertise them only to people who are looking at online content about hand-carved bird calls or who search the Internet for information about hand-carved bird calls.
Betsy read a notice on the Internet a day later that the culprit was beaten and in serious condition, after allegedly resisting arrest.
Betsy remained down in the dumps over Martha's departure but per usual, she successfully researched the Internet and found directions to eight different camping parks in the area.
From what Fred says after snooping on the Internet, Mr. Westlake is quite wealthy.
He soon returned to announce that he was unable to confirm Josh Mulligan's death via the Internet social security death records.
I guess you can find anything on the Internet, can't you?
Maybe I can fish around on the Internet and dig up some poop.
What's more, the Internet can be a fact checker, post office, Rolodex, Yellow Pages, White Pages, game board, garage sale, university, movie theater, jukebox, matchmaking service, travel agent, photo album, bank, support group ...
The Internet does not, like the car, have a single essence.
And that leads us to a critical question: Who decides what we will make the Internet do?
When it comes to starting a new business, nothing that previously existed can rival the Internet in terms of both ease of entry and breadth of potential.
But the Internet Renaissance dwarfs by a hundredfold, a thousandfold, the Renaissance of Europe.
So the simple fact that all the information in the world may soon be available to everyone via the Internet does not end ignorance, just as the existence of a library in your city doesn't end ignorance.
And I think that is what the Internet will deliver.
Remember the notion that the Internet wouldn't turn out to be only for one purpose—that while my car is clearly for taking me places, the Internet won't be for doing one single task, but many?
That said, if I had to pick one function I think the Internet will turn out to "be," it is this: The Internet will become a repository and a set of applications for storing the sum total of all life experiences of all people on earth.
Before we take that further, let's consider something the Internet has taught us about ourselves.
But as I watch how we are building and using the Internet, the one-on-one encounters impress me most.
You probably have a device, such as a smart phone, that has an Internet connection and a GPS.
Up until now, we have thought of the Internet as a place to store information, and we have depended upon search engines to help us find it.
That includes data you voluntarily provide so that machines make better suggestions, data it learns about you based on its prior interactions with you, and public data taken from the Internet (your age, for instance).
I see on the internet another one of us was caught!
She'd established an internet blog devoted to the subject, with the hits increasing daily.
I'm just learning my way around the internet at this level but Brennan's people could do it in a minute.
He couldn't wait to list his rusty tins, copper mugs, and brass candle sticks on an Internet auction site.
Fred O'Connor seemed a tad put out that he'd been absent from the final confrontation in the Lucky Pup Mine until Dean reminded him that without his Internet connection and library research, Martha's bones would still be without identity.
No one said it, but internet research indicated that a coma which lasted more than two weeks might become permanent.
The Internet is whatever we make it to be.
And I think that helps explain why no one quite foresaw the rise of the Internet: because it doesn't have an offline corollary of its own.
We are at the point, finally, where we are seeing uses of the Internet that have no offline corollary.
Today, success still requires good execution, but the larger question is: "Can you discover and fulfill a hitherto-unknown, latent desire in people that the Internet enables?"
The Internet is not unique in solving for this access to information.
And that is why, if we are to use the Internet and technology to end ignorance, we still need people like Jim Haynes.
Third, pretty much everything we know is published on the Internet and can be found in moments, if not seconds.
The power of the Internet and associated technologies we have so far described, combined with our new understanding of the genome, dooms disease to eventual extinction.
To the extent that the Internet is able to increase trade, it increases utility.
Consider just a few of the mechanisms by which the Internet promotes trade that otherwise would not have occurred.
Without the Internet, they would just gather dust.
This is not possible without the Internet. 6.
The Internet solves for this in a way no library ever could. 7.
I won't base my reasoning for how the Internet and technology will end poverty on this idea alone.
(I answered, "They should get jobs at the factory that would make the lawnmowers; it would pay better.") Personal computers and the Internet have come under criticism in this regard.
I knew typesetters who said computers would never duplicate their quality; travel agents who said the Internet would never replace them, and whose stockbrokers reassured them this was true.
Those things were never necessary for prosperity and even less so in the Internet age.
Everything we have talked about relating to the Internet and technology is coming to bear on robotics and nanotechnology.
A poor person with free access to the Internet at the library is wealthier than a poor person with free access to just a library.
The Internet replaced travel agents; are they all unemployed?
As technology enters its explosive period of growth, with the Internet and associated technologies flourishing in a Moore's-Law-like manner, it will create immense amounts of wealth.
As we consider how the Internet and related technologies can end hunger, it is necessary to address the issues of food and nutrition—including why they are so divisive.
The Internet will solve for this problem.
He had no way to collaborate with scientists in other places, no Internet, and no library.
How much more should we be able to with the Internet, computers, and other technology?
The Internet will greatly speed the research and, hopefully, the safety of GM foods.
Collaboration, communication, access to information, and the other advantages that the Internet brings will all come to bear here.
As we have reasoned, when the Internet and related technologies help bring an end to poverty, the end of poverty will largely solve the problem of hunger.
But the end of hunger also will be hastened by a host of Internet technologies that will dramatically change agriculture.
This is made possible by technology and the Internet, which is used to connect buyers and sellers worldwide and bring information (world commodity prices) to the far reaches of the globe.
Dictatorships are toppling, and the Internet is helping that along.
One of these is micro-lending, which directly connects the lender with the borrower and which the Internet has made appealingly easy and personal.
But micro-lending via the Internet is different.
Technically speaking, I have included a few that are not dependent on the Internet per se, but in which the Internet and technology plays some role.
Well, here we are, not quite halfway through our list of ways the Internet, technology, and civilization will come together to end war.
I mention FactCheck and Snopes as two examples of the many enterprises on the Internet that subject every government utterance to scrutiny in something approximating real time.
In the Internet age, everyone fact checks everyone else.
They need the Internet, mobile phones, computers, and the other accoutrements of the modern age for the wealth they bring.
Fast-forward a couple of decades, and the Internet has done vastly more than O'Neill could have imagined to promote open information about government.
"Internet in a suitcase" and the "shadow Internet."
The Internet is still able to be "turned off" by despotic rulers.
Everyone in the future will learn English because it will be the language of the Internet and thus the language of the world and commerce.
And if everyone you know speaks English and it is the language of the world, commerce, the Internet, and success, what will be the primary language you teach your children?
Long before English became the lingua franca of the Internet age, the world has wanted a common language.
In 2000, Africa had fewer than five million Internet users.
In Central and South America in 2000 were eighteen million Internet users; today, more than two hundred million.
As of the end of 2012, the Internet has more than two billion users.
The Internet is still in its adolescence.
Dean's suggestion about a public Internet connection a block away on Main Street was met with a dumb stare.
So when we say, "The Internet is an electronic library," this is true.
And in our Internet Renaissance, aren't we seeing an explosion of these same things at a spectacularly more massive scale?
Search engines have done a fabulous job tackling this problem, even given the vast, vast, amounts of information added to the Internet every day.
Overall, I am really proud of what we are building the Internet to do.
Such a thing is not possible without the Internet. 4.
This is unprecedented in the history of commerce and could not be done without the Internet. 9.
This could not be done without the Internet. 9.
Who decides what the Internet will become?
Betsy might have picked it up on her daily internet search if Howie hadn't been out of action.