By Janna Quitney Anderson

In regards to the sequence: know-how developers, marketers, experts, academicians, and futurists from worldwide proportion their knowledge sooner or later of the net surveys performed by way of the Pew web & American existence venture and Elon collage. The sequence of surveys garners clever, targeted exams of multi-layered matters from various voices, starting from the scientists and engineers who created the 1st net structure a decade in the past to social commentators to expertise leaders in agencies, media, govt, and better schooling. one of the respondents are humans affiliated with some of the world's most sensible corporations, together with IBM, AOL, Microsoft, Intel, ICANN, the net Society, Google, W3C, Internet2, and Oracle; Harvard, MIT, and Yale; and the Federal Communications fee, FBI, U.S. Census Bureau, Social safety management, and U.S. division of kingdom. they supply major and telling responses to questions on the way forward for executive, schooling, media, leisure, trade, and extra. They foresee carrying on with conflicts over keep watch over of networked communications and the content material produced and shared on-line. additionally they are expecting the foremost adjustments forward for everybody in each box of undertaking. Hopes and Fears: the way forward for the web, quantity 2 The 2006 way forward for the net II survey requested its individuals to react to number of networked details expertise eventualities relating to nationwide barriers, human languages, synthetic intelligence and different issues. one of the questions implicit within the situations have been: Will extra humans decide to stay "off the grid"? Will self reliant machines go away humans out of the loop? Will English be the lingua franca? Will nationwide barriers be displaced via new groupings? one of the topics within the predictions: endured critical erosion of person privateness; the advance of digital truth and emerging difficulties tied to it; better financial possibilities in constructing countries; alterations in languages; the increase of self sustaining machines that function past human keep watch over.

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