Noah J Nelson on Wednesday, Mar. 12th
What will the Internet look like in the year 2025? That’s the question set forth in “Digital Life in 2025,” a new survey of experts conducted by the Pew Research Center.
The short version: the Internet will be “like electricity,” just something we take for granted.
All Tech Considered’s Emily Siner dove into the report and pulled up some gems, like this one:
“The Internet will shift from the place we find cat videos to a background capability that will be a seamless part of how we live our everyday lives,” says Joe Touch, director of the University of Southern California’s Information Sciences Institute. “We won’t think about ‘going online’ or ‘looking on the Internet’ for something. We’ll just be online, and just look.”
Some of the other…interesting…predictions she found include the notion that privacy will become an upper class luxury, mass mind control will be a thing, and that old favorite: that the future is completely unpredictable.
President Obama and Zack Galifianakis proved that last one yesterday.