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Pew Research Center "Future of the Internet" Report

The rise of AI, critiques of capitalism, and "tele-everything" are just a few of the topics that the Pew Research Center asked a panel of experts to weigh in on for this report. In all, 915 researchers, activists, business leaders, policy wonks, and innovators from a variety of sectors including government, technology, academia, nonprofits, and think tanks were asked to reflect on how the global pandemic will shape our relationship with technology and what our lives might look like in 2025. Readers can navigate the report with the Table of Contents at the bottom of the page linked above. In the section "Worries about life in 2025," readers will find a wide-ranging collection of direct quotes from respondents who predict greater economic inequality due to the "digital divide," the increased power and reach of big tech firms, and the proliferation of misinformation. Before readers despair, they should navigate to the section "Hopes about life in 2025," where respondents anticipate racial and social equity reforms, quality-of-life improvements due to telework and flex-work, and innovations that will ameliorate healthcare, education, and more. The full report is available in HTML and PDF formats, but busy readers can find the main points summarized near the top of the page linked above. The project was conducted by the Pew Research Center and the Elon University Imagining the Internet Center. Fans of this format may enjoy other installments in the "Future of the Internet" series, which is linked from the 2021 report.
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February 18th, 2021
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June 25th, 2021
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June 14th, 2021 at 5:11pm
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June 15th, 2021 at 1:10pm
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