Threats to the Internet Loom in Near Future
Tech experts hope the open structure of the internet will prevail in the coming decade. But they also fear threats to the internet’s connectivity arising from efforts by nations to restrict content, increased surveillance, and commercialization of too much online activity.
The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025
Experts predict the rise of embedded and wearable computing will enhance our health, productivity, safety and access to information. But it will also bring challenges to personal privacy, over-hyped expectations and tech complexity that boggles us.
Men more optimistic than women about future technological changes
There are some striking differences between women and men in their hopes and fears about the future.
The Next America
America is in the midst of two major changes to its population: We are becoming majority non-white at the same time a record share is going gray. Explore these shifts in our new interactive data essay.
More Seniors Going Online, But Still Lag in Tech Adoption
Many seniors face hurdles to adopting new technologies, but once they join the online world, digital technology often becomes an integral part of their daily lives.
Chart of the Week: The ever-accelerating rate of technology adoption
The World Wide Web, first conceived of 25 years ago this week, has been adopted by American society in record time.
Digital Life in 2025
Experts foresee an ambient information environment where accessing the Internet will be effortless and most people will tap into it so easily it will flow through their lives “like electricity.”
The Web at 25
The World Wide Web, which turns 25 years old this March, is embedded in the lives of Americans: 87% now use the internet, up from just 14% in 1995. This explosive adoption has changed the way Americans get their news, perform their jobs, engage with their government and communicate with friends and family.
Interactive: Technology Use and National Income
Technology usage is strongly correlated with national income across the countries surveyed.
Emerging Nations Embrace Internet, Mobile Technology
Cell phones are pervasive, but smartphones are still rare. And while the internet has made tremendous inroads, its reach is limited.