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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

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Times Squares Arise Online
In the near future, game communities such as Everquest will evolve and go further mainstream in some more popular form creating a three-dimensional cyberspace peppered with advertising.  11/12/2004

The Future of Unions
Unions will use the internet to organize and service their members worldwide, thereby reflecting the global nature of modern corporations.  11/12/2004

Network everywhere
Access Anytime, Anywhere and FAST  11/12/2004

Small-business owners working together for success
A wonderful source for people to share and make the world a better place.  11/12/2004

Internet Replaces the Telephone
Traditional telephone companies go the way of the typewriter as the Internet makes them obsolete.  11/12/2004

Web City
I see the Internet being navigated much like the streets of a virtual city.  11/12/2004

Return of the Housecall
Health professionals can diagnose, prescribe and often treat patients online.  11/12/2004

True Democracy was awaiting for Internet before Flourishing
All major matters shall be voted for online, and House of Representatives shall be eliminated.  11/12/2004

Internet and television will be one
The home computer and the television will become one device with access to all media and data.  11/12/2004

Mass Delusion is like a warm, comfortable blanket....
Lack of privacy arrives in a deep way as more and more information is shared on the 'net.  11/12/2004

WiFi is it
Internet whereever you go, wireless.  11/12/2004

Direct Customer Contact
As a small-business owner, I am now able to directly contact, support, sell to and educate customers. The technology isn't there yet, but I'm patch-working this desk-side service today.  11/12/2004

Everyone alone
The internet will allow or create more pockets and classes of people.  11/12/2004

It changes as time goes by!
The interaction of all the moving parts has no limit!  11/12/2004

No Technology No Future
Two kinds of economies: 100%-technology and No=Technology  11/12/2004

Walking Toward 1984 in 2004
Freedoms will be lost and privacy will not exist.  11/12/2004

A Wireless World
Free, wireless broadband for laptops, PDAs, cells and more...  11/12/2004

The Ubiquitous Net
100% on-line all the time.  11/12/2004

Decline in Creativity
The ability to think, study, and create will decline as younger generations are entertained by computers rather than finding their own imaginations.  11/12/2004

Government-Funded Access Points
Internet providers fold as governments around the globe adopt public-access points.  11/12/2004

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