{timeline} 6.8.12 | This is from an article that Huffington Post ran about Paul Otlet, a Belgian futurist, and what is probably one if not the first conceptualization of the thing we now call the Internet. Check out this timeline of the history of the Internet. Fascinating, how the human mind anticipates human inventions and their applications. This was discussed at a panel on the history of the Internet at the recent World Science Festival in New York City.