How long would the invention and adoption of the Internet have been delayed by without a Cold War?

Futurist

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May 2014
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Had the Cold War never occurred (an easy way to do this is to have France avoid falling in 1940), how long would the invention and adoption of the Internet have been delayed by?
 

Belgarion

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Jul 2011
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Hard to say...there are lots of things that would have been delayed had the Cold war never occurred, and some that would have been hastened.
 
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Belgarion

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Jul 2011
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What would have been hastened?

Medical research perhaps. Even though conflict is a great spur to advances of all kinds, had the untold billions directed to purely military research in the CW been diverted to areas like medicine who knows what we may have discovered.
 
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Medical research perhaps. Even though conflict is a great spur to advances of all kinds, had the untold billions directed to purely military research in the CW been diverted to areas like medicine who knows what we may have discovered.
Would morphine and penicillin have been brought forward as much as they were without WW2
 
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