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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Changing Of The Guard
A marriage union of man and machine will eventually evolve into the independent rule of machines over man.  11/11/2004

The Network Will Bind Us
We will go about our day not realizing we are even using the internet, and it will be greatly interwoven within our lives.  11/11/2004

Complete Integration
The future internet will enjoy complete integration with our daily lives, providing instant and portable information and support for everything we do.  11/11/2004

Waves of Information and Fear
An invisible spiderweb of radio waves beaming our daily lives overhead.  11/11/2004

Electronic Voting (Constant Referendums)
The population votes on all major decisions (that are currently decided by the government) using the internet.  11/11/2004

Where is the Internet?
The internet will evolve from a thing to be observed to a place to be entered.  11/11/2004

Going to a Parallel Universe
Logging on the internet will be logging into an entire second universe, to be explored, and expanded, by all.  11/11/2004

50 years in cyberspace - Highs and lows
History will be recorded, and it will be in HDTV.  11/11/2004

The world at your keyboard tip
We will not have to leave home unless we want to.  11/11/2004

In the next 10 years...
The internet will be faster and more reliable, utilizing modern transmission protocols and high-speed physical layer links.  11/11/2004

Better communication through visual means
People will see other people.  11/11/2004

Portable Internet
Portable Internet, email anywhere any time.  11/11/2004

Plugged In
One stop for all your needs.  11/11/2004

A Web-Based Religion
There will be a new world-wide religon that is based on the web.  11/11/2004

Momo´s Vision
It will be incredibly invasive.  11/11/2004

The Merge
Everything will be linked and soon break back down.  11/11/2004

Point of Presence in Pockets
There will be a pocketable device that provides a connection for communication, computing and storage.  11/11/2004

Increase of good and evil; Turf wars
The internet increases our capacity for both good and evil - and both will thrive.  11/11/2004

Media, media everywhere
There will be a convergence of media with "cable" television, movies, Internet, music, telephony, etc. all being routinely available via PC or television.  11/11/2004

Health Care Integration
Everyone will have an electronic health record, a collection of data and datalinks.  11/11/2004

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