"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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How Internet Communications Will Work
Communications will mostly be over the internet, with phone lines and postal services becoming obsolete.
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Death n internet...
Who Will Be The One?
The world will be so networked that each individual will be a walking number, almost literally.
A Grim, Uniform Future
The internet is becoming more and more a puppet of the big companies and the content owners as more and more of the General Population log-on.
Privacy ... the lack thereof
Any bit of information is viewable, and freely used against you by the government and elected officials.
Connection Will Tear Us Apart
The ability to surround ourselves with only the opinions of people we agree with could lead to the increase of mutually incompatible subcultures.
3D and 4D search
Superfast searching with interactive results
A Sentient Society
The Foundations for Cyber Ethics
Repudiation of Religion
The internet will educate the people and cause them to become intelligent enough to repudiate religion.
In the future, people will be connected to the internet 100% of the time through portable devices.
People will be able to reach anyone at anytime if they so wish, with both video and audio.
Voice of the Computers
Everything in the future will be voice-sensitive.
Time to Grow Up
It will become an arena where everybody can stand up and show the world who they are and accept responsibility for what they show.
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Creating Storage Spaces
Online Memory Banks make personal data storage obselete.
Policing the Future
There will be an online police force.
Tree of Knowledge
Neural implants will guide us to know knowledge via the internet just as the written word guided knowledge in the past.
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Chips in the Brain
Computers will integrate seamlessly into all human endeavors, externally and internally until the line between is grey.
No one moves from their couch
Too much in too little time.
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