Ecclesiastes 1:9 says: "What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun"
The above is just as applicable to the internet. We can find answers to practically anything and everything.
In a way, the internet is like the supercomputer HAL in the Space Odyssey fiction. Armed with a smartphone these days, anyone could have his own HAL in his pocket. If one could travel 200 years back in time, and armed with a smartphone accessing the internet, he would be the most amazing walking encyclopedia around.