The Pew Internet and American Life Project predicts that mobile devices will become the “primary device for online access” by 2020. While this supports my earlier posts, their results says voice-recognition, artificial and virtual reality will become more embedded in everyday life – and go mobile. We have come a long way from those old box cell phones.

This is madness! (pt. 2)
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The survey, given to Internet leaders, activists and analysts showed that…

  • The mobile device will be the primary connection tool to the internet for most people in the world in 2020.
  • The transparency of people and organizations will increase, but that will not necessarily yield more personal integrity, social tolerance, or forgiveness.
  • Voice recognition and touch user-interfaces with the internet will be more prevalent and accepted by 2020.
  • Those working to enforce intellectual property law and copyright protection will remain in a continuing arms race, with the crackers who will find ways to copy and share content without payment.
  • The divisions between personal time and work time and between physical and virtual reality will be further erased for everyone who is connected, and the results will be mixed in their impact on basic social relations.
  • Next-generation engineering of the network to improve the current internet architecture is more likely than an effort to rebuild the architecture from scratch.
  • Read the full report here.

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