While it’s already no secret that the user experience of engaging with the internet is vastly different in China than it is in many other nations of the world — with Bloomberg and other media outlets referring to the censored version of the internet in China as the “Great Firewall of China” — it appears that at least one former Google CEO believes that the process is about to go even further in the years to come.

According to CNBC, ex Google chief Eric Schmidt suggested to a crowd of tech investors that there may eventually be two distinctly divided internets — our own internet that the majority of the world currently participates in, relatively free of government intervention and content censorship, and a Chinese-led alternative. The Chinese internet experience is already heavily constrained and monitored compared to the larger internet, though there are many shared elements between them both.

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