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Japan Promises a New Internet by 2020

Japanese Communications Minister Wants Internet 2.0

We love ya, Internets, but you're not without your issues. You send us your spam constantly, those viruses are a bother, and -- seriously -- can't you do something about MySpace? It's really lowering property values for all the nearby Web addresses. It's not that we don't care, and it's becoming clear we aren't the only ones who don't quite unconditionally love our online destinations. Recently, the Japanese Communication Minister took his complaints to the next level, by pledging to replace the Internet with a newer, faster, and safer online arena.

The Japanese government is just beginning research and doesn't plan to have the thing ready to go until 2020. By then your computers will be so riddled with spyware, and your in box so full of spam, that you won't want to go online anyway -- and surely that pretty map of the Internet above that shows computer addresses sprawling like some trippy sea sponge will be 100-times larger.

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