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The future of the Internet

The future of the Internet

Source: Pew Internet and American Life Project

Hundreds of Internet leaders, activists, builders and commentators were asked about the effect of the internet on social, political and economic life in the year 2020.

The views of the 742 respondents who completed this Pew survey were varied; there is general agreement about how technology might evolve, but there is less agreement among these respondents about the impact of this evolution.

Most believe the Internet will continue to spread in a 'flattening' and improving world. There are many, though, who think major problems will accompany technology advances by 2020

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