"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
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Rivers that tie, but divide
Internet and similar ICT will tie distant peoples while dividing neighbors
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.
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°
The Internet will enable Direct-Electronic-Democracy
The Internet will replace a representative democracy with a direct electronic democracy in the future.
Human knowledge commerce net
Human knowledge commerce should happen between people where knowledge and resources can bartered between people
Taking Back The Vision
There will come a time when the abyss of overtaken networking will reach its inevitable end and rationality will prevail
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.
Internet for all
Internet without frontier
Semantic ecosystem must be improved upon
Future of Internet is in finding convergence between meaning and usability.
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.
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.
We must bring the Internet back...
To ensure that it remains a community for building a information pool not a new real living environment
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.
kNitting the kNet
kNet is a vision, a ficticional scenario of possible future knowledge sharing plattform.
Inverse search will play an increasingly important role in ecommerce as people consolidate efforts to aggregate, filter and manage information.
The age of microcommunities in a global world
The era of big corporations is over.
Communication Carried Out Via Brain
Small chips in our head(brain)
Effects of Internet Use
Internet research papers have citation rot- the footnotes to URLs where webpages come back 401 or have changed.
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