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: Andrew

From: Texas

Bio: Systems Analyst. Frequented message boards in the infancy of the internet.

Area of Expertise: Technology Developer/Administrator

Topic: Getting, Sharing Information

Headline: More Info More Problems

Nutshell: Humanity may mature enough to handle the amount of information flowing around us.

Vision: Humans can't handle this much information, but we are learning, slowly. Technology has increased the flow of information exponentially in the last 20 years.

As more and more information becomes readily available, less of it is actually used. This is seen in the media, internet, school, etc. There is so much information to be crammed in our heads that everything has been trimmed down to samples of the full story. There is also so much "junk" information that it becomes increasingly hard to pick through.

There must be a standard for information removal from the internet. Old, out-of-date web sites need to be dropped.

Date Submitted: 11/11/2004

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