A vision for the future

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Name: Mike Dorman

From: Alaska

Bio: Internet user, communication student

Area of Expertise: Author/Editor/Journalist

Topic: Communication

Headline: Interoperability of global internet

Nutshell: By 2020 a low-cost, easy-access internet will sweep the world but will not be utilized.

Vision: By 2020 a low-cost, easy-access internet will sweep the world but it will not be utilized. The way that such companies as Google and Yahoo are heading, possibly creating an oligopoly will allow smooth data flow. They will also have created enough revenue to make it incredibly affordable. However, there will always be third-world countries and while this technology may be available it will not be used because the population will certainly not have enough money to pay for this service let alone a computer. As for mobile wireless communications being available globally, we are already almost at that point.

Date Submitted: 2/12/2008

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