A survey of technology thinkers and stakeholders shows they 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.
American teenagers are utilizing the interactive capabilities of the internet as they create and share their own media creations.
A table summarizing the results of a wide-ranging survey in which technology leaders, scholars, industry officials, and interested members of the public assess the future of the internet.
While nearly all Internet users conducted some of their day-to-day activities online in 2004, most still defaulted to the traditional offline ways of communicating, transacting affairs, getting information and entertaining themselves.
The Internet offers a variety of activities to the online citizenry. The survey asked whether respondents ever engaged in eleven of them, and this table displays the results.
The percentage of Internet users by race and gender engaging in online activities overall (and on a typical day).