What a broad title.
The internet was created for the use of research. The idea was having all the information you can find, accessible by anyone from anywhere over a network using a web browser (user agent.)
A world wide information network.
Looking at it today, it has become that and a lot more. It is now used for communication as well, multimedia, and even entertainment.
It is used for evil, and for good.
Now for what this is really about, can the internet become the new school? Think about it. The internet really has the possibility of replacing schools and colleges as far as information goes. Then there’s learning by doing, something the internet can never replace.