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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The Internet - The Enabler of Broad Communications
The Internet of the future enables all to communicate with all others thoughts, ideas, desires, and goals.  11/10/2004

Who's watching Who
This will become a tool by which the masses can be studied.  11/10/2004

Being able to do anything, from anywhere, anytime.....  11/10/2004

Where we've gone and where we have been.
More computer time than one person can handle.  11/10/2004

The Internet will reflect our culture at large
The Internet will increasingly reflect our culture at large, albeit a bit more edgy, and anonymity will disappear in the name of spam and security law enforcement.  11/10/2004

Convenience of the WEB
The networked future should be a colorful blend of cultures, knowledge that enlightens ones paths, and a guide to better global relations.  11/10/2004

Evolution of Democracy
All minds working together to achieve the apotheosis of humanity, leaving all else behind...  11/10/2004

Cable and Satellite Providers Form Partnership
Your computer is now your television  11/10/2004

VoIP Breakthroughs
The future of VoIP and how it will be used day to day.  11/10/2004

Dead websites
In the future, there will be more "dead" websites than ones that are updated on a regular basis.  11/10/2004

All-Purpose Tool
The Internet will be able to perform all functions necessary for a person.  11/10/2004

Tracking everything and everybody
I envision a future where an individual can track most of his possessions and family members as well as view video from their homes (such as a front-door camera) from their mobile device.

Home Entertainment
All entertainment forms will be available via the Internet.  11/10/2004

Global Business/Economic Market Becomes Seamless
Global trade via the Internet will become casual, necessary, and easy.  11/10/2004

Can I be part of your internet club?
All social activities will be associated with something online.  11/10/2004

All-pervasive influence
One method for the delivery of all media information, info, TV, voting, etc  11/10/2004

Death of the TV Channel
The concept of a television channel will disappear  11/10/2004

Ubiquitous network will change every aspect of our lives
With wimax and wearable computing, a digital companion will have global information wherever we go.  11/10/2004

Beyond government and culture
Internet will allow people to create a new kind of Nation and Culture.  11/10/2004

Total Commerce Control
The ability to control all of your financial needs via the internet, or web-based tech.  11/10/2004

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