A vision for the future

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Name: Emilie Johnson

From: Indiana

Bio: Internet user, teacher, disabled worker

Area of Expertise: Advocate/Voice of the People

Topic: Community/Culture

Headline: People are more important than technology

Nutshell: People, not technology, will be recognized as the most valuable asset a network can have.

Vision: The internet and related technologies are only important as a means of linking people together. The best part of the internet is people - meeting people, networking, IM'ing, getting dates, finding jobs, learnign in virtual classrooms, asking each other questions. The more people participate in a network, the more valuable it will be. Thus, NETWORKS will pay PEOPLE to participate, the opposite of the current sytem. If not with cash, with free software, data storage, raffles, etc.

Date Submitted: 11/10/2004

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