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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An explosion of technology creates a seamless, wireless, limitless flow of information directly to the user.  11/10/2004

Information Availability
Information on any subject will be openly and readily available to everyone  11/10/2004

Birth Pangs
The world will unite and accept or fall.  11/10/2004

Government will increasingly regulate internet useage
Government will legislate the internet until its usefulness is negated.  11/10/2004

Goodbye landline, hello coax
Full high-speed communication with no more local or long-distance carriers over telephone lines.  11/10/2004

It will all be there!
Every thing you want to do on line you can.  11/10/2004

Just like the Jetsons
We'll be connected together but at risk for failure after you totally reley on it for your everyday life.  11/10/2004

The past is our future
When the internet is everywhere, it can be LESS intrusive.  11/10/2004

10Mbits/second for all
By the year 2010, 10 MHz connection will be available to all at home for under $50/month.  11/10/2004

It's All Integrated
It will all be integrated, from your phone/pda/mobile device you can buy groceries, research stock, open the front door, and talk to a friend.  11/10/2004

Internet enables, enhances daily life
All aspects of a household can be managed from the Internet (in a converged set top box, of course), from which bills are due to what pills to take at what time to what television programming you order.  11/10/2004

The Internet Will Splinter
The Internet will splinter into many private virtual networks combining individuals by business and interest.  11/10/2004

Everything will become one  11/10/2004

Mark of the Beast
The internet will become a vital tool in the rise of the one world government, and will be used to facilitate the "Mark of the Beast." It will be used to track individual citizens and to hunt down those that disagree with the singular government's views.  11/10/2004

What the??
It is all-inclusive.  11/10/2004

Internet Technology of tomorrow
The networked future will make information more readily available and easy to obtain.  11/10/2004

The Interweb
Complete access to anything and everything in the world.  11/10/2004

Identification necessary
Biometric identification will become necessary for online intactions, whether economic or legal.

Humans as the eyes and ears of new super organism
Wirelessly inter-connected humans become the eyes and ears of a new super organism.  11/10/2004

Politicians/elected officials under more scrutiny
Every politician will be under more scrutiny. Wireless internet will force everyone to be available at all times.  11/10/2004

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