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Wednesday, 31st March 2010

Just Released by Pew Internet: The Impact of the Internet on Institutions in the Future

Full Title: The Impact of the Internet on Institutions in the Future

The Report Was Written by:
Janna Quitney Anderson, Elon University
Lee Rainie, Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project

It's Available as Either a 22 Page PDF or in HTML

From the Overview:

By an overwhelming margin, technology experts and stakeholders participating in a survey fielded by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center believe that innovative forms of online cooperation could result in more efficient and responsive for-profit firms, non-profit organizations, and government agencies by the year 2020.

A highly engaged set of respondents that included 895 technology stakeholders and critics participated in the online, opt-in survey. In this canvassing of a diverse number of experts, 72% agreed with the statement:

Some 26% agreed with the opposite statement, which posited:

“By 2020, governments, businesses, non-profits and other mainstream institutions will primarily retain familiar 20th century models for conduct of relationships with citizens and consumers online and offline.”

See Also: The Future of the Internet IV (Feb. 19, 2010) ||| Report Correction

See Also: Imaging the Internet: A History and Forecast (via Elon University and Pew Internet)

Cool, Educational, Fun! In the early 90's section of the Imagining the Internet document, you'll find a searchable database containing more than 4200 Internet related predictions from that time.

For statements/quotes about the future, the Voices of the People Database Offers Data Since 2004. The content comes from people around the world.

Sources: Internet & American Life Project and Elon University


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