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The Internet in 2020 - Pew Foundation Project


10 November 2009 at 11:24 am
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A survey of internet leaders, activists and analysts shows they expect major technology advances as the phone becomes a primary device for online access, voice-recognition improves, artificial and virtual reality become more embedded in everyday life, and the architecture of the internet itself improves.

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The Internet in 2020 - Pew Foundation Project
10 November 2009 at 11:24 am

 But they disagree about whether this will lead to more social tolerance, more forgiving human relations, or better home lives.

 

Here are the key findings on the survey of experts by the Pew Internet & American Life Project that asked respondents to assess predictions about technology and its roles in the year 2020:

 

  • The mobile device will be the primary connection tool to the internet for most people in the world in 2020.
  • The transparency of people and organisations will increase, but that will not necessarily yield more personal integrity, social tolerance, or forgiveness.
  • Voice recognition and touch user-interfaces with the internet will be more prevalent and accepted by 2020.
  • Those working to enforce intellectual property law and copyright protection will remain in a continuing arms race, with the crackers who will find ways to copy and share content without payment.
  • The divisions between personal time and work time and between physical and virtual reality will be further erased for everyone who is connected, and the results will be mixed in their impact on basic social relations.
  • Next-generation engineering of the network to improve the current internet architecture is more likely than an effort to rebuild the architecture from scratch. 

 

If you want to find out more about what the Internet will be like in 2020 go to:  www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2008/The-Future-of-the-Internet-III.aspx

 


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