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Name: Bill Farrell

From: Michigan

Bio: Web developer, system administrator, web store owner

Area of Expertise: Technology Developer/Administrator

Topic: General, Overarching Remarks

Headline: The Internet will reflect our culture at large

Nutshell: The Internet will increasingly reflect our culture at large, albeit a bit more edgy, and anonymity will disappear in the name of spam and security law enforcement.

Vision: The Internet will increasingly reflect our culture at large, albeit a bit more edgy, and anonymity will disappear in the name of spam and security law enforcement.

The Internet will become a part of the infrastructure, no more thought of than roads. As a single connective organism, it will become central to almost all daily activities, and ways of linking our possesions become more prevalent, and ways of connecting with others becomes more prevalent.

The Internet will simply amplify the existing directions in life, whether towards freedom and democracy or militancy or totalitarianism; witness China's control of it.

Date Submitted: 11/10/2004

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