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Wikipedia founder, Jimmy Wales, has today predicted that the Internet will end in just a few years with the Hollywood film industry, in the same way that your website has claimed the Encyclopedia Britannica. "No one will notice when Hollywood dies. Moreover, no one will care," said Wales speaking at INET Global 2012, a two-day forum that discusses the present and the future of the network.

The creator of the largest general encyclopedia on the Internet, visiting every day hundreds of millions of people, he argued that the next great revolution in the network will be the image, to the point that most industry worldwide will disappear. Wales has indicated that with "bandwidths that were unimaginable until now", and familiarity and skill of the young to produce and exchange images in the network is brewing "a great community that collaborates to count and produce films." As was the case with Wikipedia, this "is a process related to technical innovation, but a social innovation," said Wales, who gave the example of her daughter, 11, handled with total ease camera high definition, with which he writes, edits and produces his own films for the Internet. "Right now, online video is in the same situation he was in 1999. Youtube is fun, but mostly it is an individual contribution", praised the visionary of the network is convinced that her daughter's generation which lead this great change in the way of producing entertainment in the world. High quality For Wales, is the generation that "when you turn 22, which is just around the corner, produced in cooperation with better quality movies than Hollywood." "His films are more popular than those produced by Hollywood and destroy their business model. Happen what happened with Wikipedia. Eleven years after its creation, out of print Encyclopedia Britannica," he ventured. In his opinion, the Hollywood industry has reason to be worried about piracy, but should keep in mind about all that "there is a strong possibility that all their production model is completely outdated within a very short time." Wales has admitted that in recent years has made many predictions and that "most of them were wrong, as when I knew not see the potential of Napster (the delivery service of music files in MP3 format) until it had 25 million users "and said his intention with this bold look to the future of the network is" to inspire and motivate. " In any case, whatever happens, he stressed that this very rapid process that social and cultural changes are the result of relentless Internet presence in the world, where 2,000 million people are already connected to the network, and the democratization of use, with Africa the great examples of change.
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