General Science, Mathematics, and Technology


Who coined the term “information superhighway”?

A term originally coined by former Vice President Al Gore (1948–), the information superhighway was envisioned as a high-speed electronic communications network to enhance education in America in the twenty-first century. Its goal was to help all citizens regardless of their income level, connecting all users to one another and providing every type of electronic service possible, including shopping, electronic banking, education, medical diagnosis, video conferencing, and game playing. As the World Wide Web grew, it became the “information superhighway.”


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