"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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Internet: The Society
One day, every household will be more likely to have DSL Internet connection in home, than a phone.
Anytime/anywhere global access to friends/information.
A free, wireless country.
Gaming is Totally Encompassing
We will live in the internet
The Technology of the Future
Incredible VR ahead.
Information by the Ounce
No one will give information away - it would be like giving away money.
It'll be in your head!
In Touch with the World
Instant access & communication helps us become one community, worldwide.
Fall of Dictatorships
As the internet becomes more and more available in third-world countries, state control over information will decrease.
The networked future will be (for the most part) wireless and will include any device capable of "plugging" into.
Avatars Do the "Walking"
Avatars - electronic personal agents - will intermediate for real people, protecting privacy.
The power of an individual to relate to others, particularly in business, will be extended through growth of "trusted network" and "degrees of separation" tools to a very great extent.
More Info More Problems
Humanity may mature enough to handle the amount of information flowing around us.
Wireless by Thought Alone
The ability to summon data/products/services by thought alone.
A smarter race
There will be a smarter "googlized" human race.
The internet will continue to grow and become the single biggest entertainment-distribution source in the world.
Why it will take so long for everyone to work together
When no one is hungry and has shelter the trust of each other will slowly come out.
We Can Have It
Build the basis of trust and you can stem across the world with it.
A Future Where Nothing Works
No software or hardware is compatible because technology is changing so rapidly.
Information = Knowledge = Power
With wider access to information and knowledge, power will be distributed among more people, instead of controlled by governmnets and the Murdochs of the world.
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