I've been following Ethereum since it was announced and I remember that the appeal was that it was "Bitcoin 2.0". While email replaced the post and Bitcoin replaced fiat, Ethereum would replace legal papers (wills, birth certificates, etc).
I'm learning that Ethereum is a "World Computer" and decentralized apps (DApps) are simply applications, much like Facebook, Instagram, Google Drive, and so on. In order for someone to use the apps, they need to pay Ether. They can earn Ether by commissioning their personal machine to work a day job and help manage the whole World Computer with everyone else. Is this right so far?
My main confusion is: if Ethereum is a new "World Computer," it's basically a new internet, right? But on the current internet?
What happens to the internet of today? I've read HTML, CSS, JS are still utilized in Ethereum, but how? Do I point my browser to a web App/DApp? Or will there be special Ethereum browsers? I think that's essentially what Mist is, right?
I'm really interested in what Ethereum could mean for computing and the Internet of Things in the coming decade, but that's based on what I imagine the system to be. Any clarification is appreciated!