A Selection of Compelling Contributions

"Irrelevent, underused, the mind is the next network." - Val

"The internet and the information age will restructure our society fundamentally." - Rick Fleck

"The internet will transport us to any location we'd like, regardless of our geographical location." - Deb

"Human consciousness will be encoded. Space travel is as simple as beaming out copies of your consciousness. Cloning won't be a problem; copying your brain will." - Stuart

"The capabilities of the internet will allow for experiences so close to real life that people will forget to live." - Raquel

"A smaller world makes for a cheap labor market." - Eric Hamilton

"More internet use will lead to low socialization and a diminishment of society." - Robert Taylor

"With increased visibility and communication, the corrupt will no longer be able to hide or enjoy their ill-gotten wealth." - Ashfaq Tunio

"Humans will evolve into a species with embedded devices that allow us to communicate." - Dan Geile

"Metaphysical implications of online communications will force our American community to address the fault lines in our culture." - Lyandra

"We will have the technology to implant the internet directly into our brains. This opens up new terrifying realities for hacking." - Jamie Boyd

"There will be a lack of original thought as people co-opt ideas of others." - PMD

"Intelligent programs will roam the internet, like a life form in its own environment." - Jeffrey Baker

"The successful implantation of some sort of "nano-bio-whatchamacallit" might herald in [a] new era." - Nicholas Compton

"We must evolve without becoming the Borg!" - Bob Gawecki

"The internet will extrapolate … dimensions…??We will be able to get in touch with our relatives, our friends and other people who had passed away." - Marco Veado

"It will forge entirely new types of thinkers, whose kaleidoscopic manipulation of digital media will culminate in an explosive proliferation of innovative discoveries." - Kim Vonder Haar

Voices of the people

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Rivers that tie, but divide
Internet and similar ICT will tie distant peoples while dividing neighbors  11/26/2013

Future Education Decoded
Education will be decoded to: General Education, from K-4 focusing on mastery of literacy and numeracy; Specialized Education, grades 5-10 + two years preparatory for either university or initiating their own business; University, graduate and post-graduate studies will be research focused/based.  4/30/2013

Just rElAx...
I can only imagine the sacrificial purge, the nation-by-nation "cleaning of ones closet" to eventually reach this hunky-dory paradigm we have viewed°  1/31/2013

The Internet will enable Direct-Electronic-Democracy
The Internet will replace a representative democracy with a direct electronic democracy in the future.  1/17/2013

Human knowledge commerce net
Human knowledge commerce should happen between people where knowledge and resources can bartered between people  4/22/2012

Taking Back The Vision
There will come a time when the abyss of overtaken networking will reach its inevitable end and rationality will prevail  4/17/2012

Enlightened Humanity  1/16/2012

Online learning communities will revolutionize how people learn in the 21st Century
Online learning communities will continue to augment, displace, and supplant traditional classroom and campus-based learning.  10/3/2011

Internet for all
Internet without frontier  8/28/2011

Semantic ecosystem must be improved upon
Future of Internet is in finding convergence between meaning and usability.  6/30/2011

Peer-To-Peer Networking Implies End of Censorship
The internet & cellphone networks will merge with enhanced peer to peer functionality and will doom centralized information control.  6/14/2011

Financial Sharing: Business Model of the (Very Near) Internet Future
Because the Internet is Us, our lives will become ad supported - Financial sharing is the next paradigm shift.

Engaging Product Distribution: e-commerce and gift economy
In the future, dispersed groups will share in private joint activities for the purpose of sharing products that are purchased online.  7/8/2010

We must bring the Internet back...
To ensure that it remains a community for building a information pool not a new real living environment  7/1/2010

Technology in Education: Creating a 21st Century Classroom
The Internet plays a significant role in education for the 21st century, but it cannot replace real experiences, which is the framework for knowledge.  6/17/2010

kNitting the kNet
kNet is a vision, a ficticional scenario of possible future knowledge sharing plattform.  6/1/2010

Inverse Search
Inverse search will play an increasingly important role in ecommerce as people consolidate efforts to aggregate, filter and manage information.  5/19/2010

The age of microcommunities in a global world
The era of big corporations is over.  4/21/2010

Communication Carried Out Via Brain
Small chips in our head(brain)  4/14/2010

Effects of Internet Use
Internet research papers have citation rot- the footnotes to URLs where webpages come back 401 or have changed.  3/16/2010

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