Guide to Giving
MEDIA, JOBS & RESOURCES FOR THE COMMON GOOD
NEWS  |  Social Innovation

The Internet in 2020 – Pew Foundation Project


Tuesday, 10th November 2009 at 11:24 am
Staff Reporter
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.

Tuesday, 10th November 2009
at 11:24 am
Staff Reporter


0 Comments


FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

 Print
The Internet in 2020 – Pew Foundation Project
Tuesday, 10th 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

 



Guide to Giving

FEATURED SUPPLIERS


HLB Mann Judd is a specialist Accounting and Advisory firm t...

HLB Mann Judd

...


Helping the helpers fund their mission…...

FrontStream Pty Ltd (FrontStream AsiaPacific)

NGO Recruitment is Australia’s not-for-profit sector recru...

NGO Recruitment

More Suppliers

Tags : Internet,

Get more stories like this

FREE SOCIAL
SECTOR NEWS

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

NFPs Need Social Media More Than They Know

Alecia Hancock

Thursday, 21st September 2017 at 8:33 am

Social Media ‘Inspires’ Fundraising Globally – New Research

Lina Caneva

Wednesday, 20th September 2017 at 4:03 pm

Technology as a Force For Good

Wendy Williams

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 at 3:40 pm

Disability Vehicle Sharing Revs Up in South Australia

Lina Caneva

Friday, 25th August 2017 at 10:55 am

POPULAR

Moves to Stop Volunteering at Overseas Orphanages

Luke Michael

Wednesday, 13th September 2017 at 1:54 pm

Future Uncertain for Disability Organisations Following Funding Cuts

Wendy Williams

Tuesday, 19th September 2017 at 8:29 am

Majority of NFPs Are Not Believed to be Well-Run, According to New Survey

Luke Michael

Tuesday, 12th September 2017 at 4:14 pm

More Australians Are Giving Time Not Money

Wendy Williams

Monday, 11th September 2017 at 5:07 pm

Write a Reply or Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Guide to Giving
pba inverse logo
Subscribe Twitter Facebook

Get the social sector's most essential news coverage. Delivered free to your inbox every Tuesday and Thursday morning.

You have Successfully Subscribed!