A vision for the future
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From: North Carolina
Bio: Programmer and Systems Administrator
Area of Expertise: Technology Developer/Administrator
Topic: General, Overarching Remarks
Headline: People will still be people
Nutshell: Technology changes so quickly and by such chance, that predicting the future of the internet is a futile effort.
Vision: Technology changes so quickly and by such chance, that predicting the future of the internet is a futile effort. However, people will always be people - governed by paranoia and greed. The chances of things like thought-driven computing and internet-enabled telepathic communication are slim, as the production of such technologies will be hampered by their creators' ability to prove their safety. Who wants to chance a hacker gaining access to their thoughts? The concept makes identity theft seem desirable.
Date Submitted: 5/16/2008