l1/DTD/strict.dtd">
description

About the Site

description

Predictions Surveys

description

Forward 150/Back 150

description

KidZone/Teachers

description

Visionaries Multimedia

description

Voices of the People

Share your prediction
Search all submissions

description

Early '90s Predictions

description

Elon/Pew Publications

description


Home

description

 

A vision for the future

This is one of nearly a thousand foresight statements shared by people from around the world. To return to the Voices of the People home page, click here. To do a refined search of the Voices of the People statements, click here. To submit your ideas to this online archive, look to the upper right corner of this page, click on "Share Your Prediction" and fill in the pop-up form.

Name: Bill Ward

From: Colorado

Bio: CEO of a regional ISP

Area of Expertise: Entrepreneur/Business Leader

Topic: Communication

Headline: The Internet - The Enabler of Broad Communications

Nutshell: The Internet of the future enables all to communicate with all others thoughts, ideas, desires, and goals.

Vision: The Internet of the future will allow anyone who wishes to communicate with anyone else on the net their ideas, thoughts, desires or goals by inputing these using various automated means. Sending text, pictures, sound, video or other data as today will be made easier by making direct connections with automated devices and sensors worn or emplanted into our bodies. The means to address our thoughts to specific addresses will allow us to have mind discussions with others including groups. The capability to initiate processes on remote systems via this mind enabled means will be the most powerful and scary potential yet encountered by our society.

Date Submitted: 11/10/2004

A project of the Elon University School of Communications and the Pew Internet and American Life Project
All rights reserved. Contact us at predictions@elon.edu