Monday, February 22, 2010

The Future of the Internet

The Pew Research Center has completed an online survey of 895 stakeholders' and critics' expectations of social, political and economic change by 2020. Among the opinions offered are:

  • Google won't make us stupid

  • Reading, writing and the rendering of knowledge will be improved

  • Innovation will continue to catch us by surprise

  • Information will continue to flow freely online, though there will be flashpoints over control of the internet

  • Anonymous online activity will be challenged, though a modest majority still think it will be possible in 2020

The complete 48 page report is available in PDF format here.

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