"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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The Future is Now
Everything will be available via the internet, from ordering food to watching your favorite programs.
Bits & Bites
People around the globe will be brought into great proximity.
Where are we going with the internet?
One communication device capable of doing everything done by several devices today and used by everyone.
High-speed wireless networks connecting everything from the coffee maker in my car to the condition of the road you are driving on.
High-Speed for All
All computers everywhere will be networked. The whole network will be like one huge neural net.
My Truth - The Death-ray
My "network future" would have a death-ray that I could send over my network to strike down all idiots that develop the crap that floats on the internet.
Here Come the Electron Wars
Wars will be fought and won on the internet
We are the Borg
Everyone on Earth will have access to technology that will allow wireless communication, any time, any place.
Wireless Internet to cover the whole country
Inexpensive high-speed internet will cover the whole country.
Internet is Everything
The internet will become the source for all daily transactions and information, printed media will go out the door.
Privacy - Ha
Fool's paradise - nothing will be private.
Telepathy is a certainty.
We Become Cyborgs
Humanputers are the future.
Sharing Information on a Global Platform
All areas of the world - politics and ideals aside - will be able to share any information with a wider audience.
One Universe, One World, One Network
Internet will be everywhere, you can't see it, but you know is there ...
Peace through economic management and globalization
In the past, there have been artificial barriers to peace, the internet is in the process of breaking those barriers. It is crucial that over 60% of the world gets access to the internet. At that point, I envision true peace and not temporary truce.
All for One and One for All
Cyber Society...Artifical Reality
Voice, internet, cam, gps, will all be on one wireless device with connectivity in all regions.
Everyting in an Instant
No phone, no mailbox, no shopping mall, no school house - no need.
Ubiquitous Access to the Internet
Everyone will carry small, portable devices that allow them to query the internet anywhere at anytime.
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