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Internet User Survey #2
What do you think lies ahead in the future of the Internet?
- more regulations due to a few (as is the case in any field) bad apples
- there is no end it will keep growing and growing and you won't have to leave your house to buy stuff
- Intra-government legislation leading to proprietory networks rigourously controlled.
- The Federal Government will try regulating. Get Clinton and Gore out of Washington and this may no longer be a threat. If we are not careful, free speech will go by the wayside. Internet is a good tool and it should remain so without Government bungling.
- I think It will be a major factor in information and comunication .
- There will be increasing regulation of what is published on the internet, in addition to tighter controls relating to internet "shopping". Access will become easier, allowing a dumbing down of the material published.
- A lot of chaos until the "new" wears off and the seriously interested represent the majority of users.
- i believe it will give acess to more and more information faster.
i also beleive there will be tighter regulations placed on it.
- live video email/chat.
- New marketing Possiblities
- push philosophy will win
- more commerce
- making the world become smaller, and hopefully better
- If you can make it through all the junk, there are some valuable and interesting sites.
- It's too addictive
- Eventually the InterNet will beome as common as a Toaster or a TV in the households of Amerians. One day construction firms and developers will be laying Internet infrastructures in neighborhoods as they are developed.
- Being everywhere. The hope for realy free, independent
communication. English world language (unfortunatelly).
- This depends on how far the government goes in regulation of the internet. Unlimited potential if they keep hands OFF!
- I believe that the Internet will take over communication, and anyone without it will be like Stone Men.
- I think there will finally be government controls of it -- thus ending the web as we knowit
- The internet will transform research and education. It will also allow people to communicate instantly throughout the world very cheaply.
- Banking services becoming more available, this would have to be the most secure in the world to avoid cyber-crime.
Hopefully Internet II will be much more faster
- I believe the internet will become the most widely used communication medium in a very short time. Or maybe it is already ?
- internet is the way that all other media will be in touch with their publics since now and of course in the future.
- A crash.
- The net will become more goverment controlled and more
commercialized in the near future.
- Legal problems.
the FCC continuing to ignore the first amendment.
- it's only going to grow
- Realtime everything! We are no longer geographically bound.
Just like the economy...it's a global thing.
- I think it will become the number one source of obtaining any and
- I don't know.
- i think in the future we will be able to do everything on the internet and we will never have to leave our homes
- As a research tool, the Internet is something I've been waiting for alll my life. The future of the Internet is almost mind boggling to think about--more & more information that's easier & easier to access!
- Video Phones, interactive virtual reality online games, inexpensive world-wide communications
- The Net will be clogged severely in the very near future -- now and in the future, "Internet bushmen" (those who know where to look for info and can tell the sh*t from the Shine-ola) will become increasingly in demand.
- primary commercial and domestic communications device.
- Its really fucking cool!
- More restrictions, and more expensive.
- primarily educatioon. instead of kids(people,etc...)gooing to school
the school comes to them via live video feeds on the net.
- Either a "FreeZone" for everyone to do what they please, or the junkyard
of middle-class christian double morality, senseless spamming and
government surveillance. 5 years ago the net was much better place
without all the excess hype and money-making schemes.
- It will only get larger
- THE main form / source of entertainment.
THE main channel for commerce.
- If the government is allowed in interveen a few years. This is the
best method for contacting vendors, shopping and friends.
- Drug dealing, illegal activity, and millitary use!!!
- online education, more of the US public using internet as part of daily life.
- I think it will become more vital to day to day living and business.
I envision almost every home with computer and public sites to use
a computer, like the library.
- I think the internet is the way of the future and is going to be
so exicting since it really already is.
- who knows? it's about the same as the invention of the internal
engine. who ever know Henry Ford would come along & put all of us
on wheels in just a few short years.
- Nothing important...
- For better or worse, the internet is the future
- It will become the most utilized, inexpensive form of communication in the world allowing everyone who uses it wisely and honestly to benefit from its existence.
- More of a virtual community, where pople will be able to interact with video or incon based.
- I believe that the internet will eventually link all of humankind into a kind of spiritual awakening and technological discovery.
- I think it will become less of something that you sit down to use,
and more of something that gets integrated with the things you do and use.
- More bandwidth is essential.
- Security of comercial transactions
- More people will get on and it will be ruined by all the stupid trivial people.
- As the security systems falls into place to match the speed of growth,
people will become more comfortable with the internet as a commerce tool.
- Video on demand, home educational opportunities.
- The future of the Internet is very bright and over 50 % of product and services
will be done by 2010.
- Too Vast to even begin to speculate. It's just a small step in our goal of evolving
- I think that we will be able to see the people who were are
communicating with. Also, the Function Keys will become choices
on our screens.
- The skies the limit.
- lots of growth!
- Hopefully easier and faster access
- hopefully alot more
- On-line shopping
- I think we will see a correction in the traffic and interest level
in the net. Sites will become more focused and users that really
use the net will continue to do so, while those who are on the net
to find out what the fuss is all about will eventually lose interest.
- Increased access by and to more influential members of society. A
republic where your opinion only "counts" if you're "connected"
(online). Sort of like the Roman Senate, but much more spread out.
- Internet will be the main communications tool of the future.
- The 'Net is the easiest way to access information on just about ant topic in the english language. Hopefully, the government will never curtail this access.
- More interaction (ie video conferencing)
- Secure shopping and banking will develop.
- posibilities are unlimited
- Everything! I am amazed at what's out there already - - - anything can be added to the 'Net!
- it's unimaginable
- SLOWER SPEEDS DUE TO OVERCROWDING!!!!!!
- I don't know what's coming, but I'm sure it's cool!
- Bandwidth or bust!
- If properly directed, the Internet will be the dominant transport for all media within the next ten years
- As long as the human mind can imagine, the future is always
unfolding new ideas. It will grow!
- It's hard to say,we moving ahead faster than ever before!Isn't it wonderful?
- Total communication.
- INcreased access with increased diffusion of products and sites
- Everyone will be using it at home and work. There will also be no
more fax machines because everyone will be sending everythig by
- If the government doesn't screw it up, I see a long period of advancemnt
in what is offered online
- It's all gonna crash with all those stupid ass advertising banners filling up all the bandwidth. Those take the longest to load on every web page.
- Virtually everyone underestimates is future as media! Will supercede
(and consume) the traditional news/entertainment formats.
- Internet is the fantastic world !!
- Havn'nt really thought about it.
- Better sex and movies on the internet
- unlimited in nearly all areas...equivalent to the invention of the printing press and the mass produced book.
- If we can figure out a way to cut down on the amount of time it takes to look something up computers bussiness could grow at 40 % faster in the next ten years.
- It may be ready to take off....or it may fizzle. Access needs to be more readily available, and
not just to the priviledged few who have computers and internet providers.
- Lots of room for growth as it becomes available and people catch on to it.
- unlimited bandwidth
- The internet will be a prime factor in mankind
reaching to intergalactic space travel...the
advent of free mental expansive involvement to
the point of ad hoc explosive mental gymnastics
on the net will cause some to wonder what held
man back for so many millions of years...
- chaos, followed by order
- Business and services
- What do I think lies ahead in the future of the internet? Let me just say one thing...it IS the future.
- It will become increasingly complex and extensive--before long we'll be going to virtual grocery stores and ordering our groceries from it!
- More explosive growth, personalized marketing
- I think that in less than 10 years it will be almost a staple of life to be able to access the internet/email .
- Improvement of skills. Increased family problems
- Absolute Chaos
- the internet is the future
- Full access to any person, business, etc a change in consumer patterns.
- The Internet will be the greatest form of communication ever known to man as it will _integrate_ the forms we already use (telephone, TV, radio, fax, print) and improve on them each tenfold.
- It will continue to grow, as long as it is not controlled by any one governing source
- I hope it continues to grow as it has - without too many restrictions. I fear that that the "stupid people protectors" are going to irrevocably change it.
- Bigger, faster and better.
Easier way to find things is definitely needed!
- The Internet holds the future for business to business activities and for businesses to increase their customer service to the general public.
- I do believe that the internet will be used for more personal as well as for businesses.
- Better tools and services for the average consumer (more of a tool than a toy).
- As soon as commerce picks up, the internet will thrive
- I think the Internet will bigger and better in the near future.
- Split internet: one for research/education, one for commercial/
- Conversion of most intellectual, social, economic, business and emotional transactions on to the internet.
- Less commercialism
- The proliferation of virtual communities.
Online psychotherapeutic services.
- the unknown
- It would be like a TV or phone which is near to my everyday life.
- gaming i.e. Mpath, TEN, Engage
- Perfect Information for consumers so commerce will be big.
It will eventually meld together other means of communication
such as the telephone, television, movies, mail, etc.
- Lots of picture of naked people!
- The Internet is already the world's library. In the
near future, it will replace libraries. Libraries will
become museums in the future, and it will be due to the
Internet. The Internet will soon replace all telephone
books, magazines, newspapers, etcetera. I am in the
business of providing access to the Internet, via the
television (WebTV), to people from around the world.
The Internet should not be regulated at all. Humanity
will have much to gain from the explosive amount of
information available to everyone. The Internet is
already aiding in the destruction of large monopolies
such as the major long-distance companies that drain
our pockets of money that we need to put back into the
global business community. The Internet should be
promoted as much as possible and it should be made
readily accessible to absolutly every man, woman, and
child all over te planet Earth. It is easier than ever
to be able to have unlimited access to this global
library of information. Long live the Internet!
- I believe it will BE the direction of the future. Although it may change in design, I believe commerce will become completely global once the people start realizing the benefits and can eliminate government intervention.
- It will become more integrated with our daily lives until most
people will accept it as commonplace, just as television and the
telephone are today.
- a global market, selling everything currently available in high
street shops, at reduced cost due to reduced overheads.
- The charges will go up and the communications speed will slow down.
- Many services will most probably become commercial, and as far as I'm concerned, it's a bad thing.
- it's either going to get bigger and everyone'll use it, or it'll diminish to make way for the next new thing
- Convergence with Television and all broadcasting
- Big things.
- i can't even begin to imagine all the benifits that will come
- More commerce, hopefully more privacy, less spamming and less hysteria over sex and kids.
- Jack Schidt
- there are endless possibilitys
- The government trying to monitor everyone using the
net, more laws, just like every other aspect of life.
- If it can overcome problems with slow access, dependibility and ease of use,
it has a bright future.
- Everything will be connected someday.
- there is no limits
- It is the future of worldly things
- Improved exchange of information
- The Internat will become more organised.
- I think people need to be educated about it's usefulness. People are afraid of it because of all the badd press associated with the Net lately.
- I see direct connections in every home with the Internet replacing TV's and phones.
- The future looks so bright ahead!!!!!!!!!!!!
- Growth in shopping use, if security issues addressed. Targeted
"spamming", relationship marketing.
- The Internet will change dramatically in the next few years.
With cable modems and xDSL coming on, the way backbones are set up
and used will be faster and more efficient
- I'm waiting for every home to have at least one T1 connection, so people can run their own servers.
- Greater educational,communications,and technology opportunities.
- Anything.. The internet and it's inhabitants are infinately adaptable.. Maybe the governmet will try to shut it down.. Maybe it'll crash, but, it will always live on in the individuals dedicated to preserving the last uncontrolled information sharing medeum.
- I think that the internet is completely denying the existance of
God, and the world IS going to suffer the consequences. The internet is just showing America's attitude toward God.
- E-Money will need to be created nd made secure along with communications.
- i can't stop thinking about it some many things
- I see it expanding in more and more areas of our lives.
- I have no sugestions. Just maybe a little bit faster...
- stricter control on adult sites
- It will take over the world.
- The net will become one part of an overwhelming information superhighway, replacing TV, video, news etc etc. That is, unless Microsoft manage to screw it up for everyone first
- The Internet will continue to bind all peoples and nations
- The Net is a reflection of society. I thinks its development will
- Soon, everything will be accessible through the Internet, including
- more advertising more advance technology more users online
- Faster bandwidth and more regulation as it's taken over by the telco's.
- Virtual Sex sites
- I know. But I want to be a major part of it.
- Way to many people and a slow down, But on the
other had cable modem will be in everyone house
like microwaves are now and that might speed up
the internet just a little bit cause people can
get what they want much faster then a analog
- Endless possibilities, especially for people who live in isolated or culturally deprived areas.
- The commerzialisation of the internet will speed up
- Separation into seperate categories (games, financial,etc.)with additional charges (dues) for access to each category.
- It going to be a hugh advertisment medium. There will also be a lot less free speach.
- A bunch of weenies who see it as a frre email solicitation medium
instead of a valuble research tool with peripheral fun distractions.
- Being new to the whole scene, any opinion I have is not really valid.
- Government intervention,(Clinton "Legacy"). More crappy web site that further proove that school children should not
be on the internet.
- Who Knows, But it should be fun finding out eh???
- More, more, more. More connection, less locality so more disorientation.
- Not sure, think there will be a following out of users, think price will go up.
- more fee for service sites.
- Total government control within five years
- breakdown because of overcrowding
- What telecommunications was mment to be but still is VERY much in
it's dark ages with a lot of angst!
- The shy is the limit. I can see that this is here to stay and can only get stronger.
- Easyier serching to help you find what you are looking for faster.
more online sales and promotions from companies that now operate
in other ways.
- As soon as encryption gets better, and people feel safe giving out their credit card numbers, the next step on the Internet is widespread retail sales, everything from corporations to local newspapers.
- Commercialization, more spamming, and everything will go to hell.
- The future of the internet is the vision of our children. No one can say exactly where it will be in 10 years. The possibilities are limitless. Life will never be the same.
- Providing bandwidth is increased to a sufficiently useful level, a rosy future - or people will just give up!
- The sky is NO LONGER the limit !! :-)
- The Internet will replace the telephone as the single most
used means of communication, and will rival television as a source of entertainment.
- uncontrolled communication and a global culture that can reach any form race and ethnic group
- Probably stricter guidelines when it comes to pornography and children.
- The internet is in a state of flux.
- I believe it will continue to grow.
- God knows. And I don't even believe in Him!
- Not sure. But, I bet it'll be good
- Needs to be more accessible and more current - no "Site Not Found" messages. More interactive.
- Simply put, much, much more!
- live tele-communications,
- getting better better every day
- I think that more and more people will get bored of it, and yet more and more will join it.
Some people will quit subscribing because of the cost. I think that it will
expand to fit people's needs though.
- over-regulation, too much advertising, boring content.
- i believe that the access to information will wake alot of people
to what is really going on in the world and why,hopefully we all will
improve our awareness quotient.
- working from home,Learning at home etc..... Its wide open and wonderful
- more free offers
- to receive knowledge
to me people
- Stuff, I guess.
- The future of the internet depends largely, to me,
on one thing....TRUTH..
The internet has been hyped and drastically overhyped as
to its real and actual usefulness. I think that after
"surfing" a few times, it doesn't take a brain surgeon
to realize that 95% of what's being done on and with the
net is of absolutely no concrete use to people who are
not in the "rat race" called life to play.
- Continued Expansion. Secure financial transactions.
- It's only going to get better.
- Most every day activities will happen on the Net, like business and school stuff. Conventional mail will become obsolete.
- I think it will stagnate for some time as people try to catch up
with the technology and it becomes more affordable.
- some jobs will be deleted due to internet access, some will be created.
- More commercialism (there already)
- Everyone will on and you will do everything online.
Voice phone calls
- a WHOLE NEW WORLD OF LEARNING,BUILDING YOUR MONIES,WORKING ON THE INTERNET
FROM HOME.....Its wide open
- A few less money grubbers would be nice. I think that it will become politicised, and regulated, mores the pity
- I believe that the Internet will become more and more commercial
and become less and less fun.
- hardly ever have to leave home
- It will be taken over by overseas investors
- Futuristic personal information telephone/entertainment system as in the built in the wall data screen etc
- first of all the internet is world wide and if the US government and the US citizens are so arrogant that they think their laws can control the whole internet - they are also ignornat. SOMEONE please tell them their laws are only enforced to their shores.
- There will be MAJOR changes in the backbone of the internet. If not, the internet will never grow!
- It's not growing with demand... it needs to expand and speed up or it won't continue at this pace in the future!
- The internet will provide instant access to
anything to everybody. Phone Companies, Cable
T.V., Travel Agencies, tons of job seekers will
be let go due to people shopping around on the
internet, finding the best price and going with
it. Reservation centers won't need as many
people. Jobs will be taken over by processes on a
machine. That's pretty much it... sounds like
doom and gloom... but it isn't.
- It will increase and increase and increase!
- Very big, as long as it continues to be user friendly.
- Internet will be everywhere. Even tosters will have their own homepage :)
- I would like to see a more secure medium. I think the technology
for such a medium already exists, but due to current US Export
restrictions, it may be a long time before we see any real advances
being made in the area of on-line shopping etc. A good information
source, but there is also a lot of rubbish out there. I dont spend
much time `surfing' rather going to the sites, I know I can get
what I am looking for. Can also be a big time waster. As with
most things in life it is open to abuse, and you will always get
the few who try to ruin things for everyone else.
- Business, business business....
- its going to bigger better and faster
- Looking forward to Road Runner being available nationlly!
- LIMITLESS!!! In its scope and social influence. It's a bit scary don't you think? Also, INFORMATION OVERLOAD!!!! Search results usually yield stuff totally irrelevant. The Internet also reflects, sadly, the social state of mankind, what with those pornographic pages and online sex gaining so much interest...
- Internet will be the standard for all types of communication.
- um - a lot but from the real world its difficult to tell
- um - a lot but from the real world its difficult to tell
- Cable lines instead of phone lines
- It's newness will wear off, and it will become a communication/purchasing tool for middle and upper classes.
- More Government control / intercession in the event that we do not utilize the power of the Internet responsibly.
- I think it shall continue to grow and evolve, providing government
control does not rear its ugly head.
- The possibilities are endless.
- Much greater bandwidth and data exchange speeds to really open up
the potential for expanded services and offerings.
- SEveral more internets will be needed when everyone finds out whatthey need.
- It is going to become too comerical.
- I believe the Internet will continue to educate, enlighten and
become a great hobby for senior citizens.
- It's here to stay - but I hope it doesn't turn into a passive medium like TV.
- Change, growth, regulation?, censorship? (No), a blockbuster app, low price and ease of access explode growth to over 60% of households by 2010
- more use by political/social activists to promote their causes
fighting over who controls the content and access
- Great opportunities in communication and electronic commerce.
- the internet will become so overcrowded that everyone's computer will freeze and the Internet as we know it wil be destroyed
- If the right-wing wacko\christian coalition faction get their way all we'll have access to is "barney and friends" and the wallstreet journal!! PLEASE HELP FIGHT CENSORSHIP--ON THE NET AND EVERYWHERE!!
- Low earth orbit satilites
- Hopefully it stays free from goverment interference!!!!!!!
- More online commerce, banking, and a trend away from print media to online news and sports coverage.
- satellite - Bill Gates
- It will get much faster.
- It will continue to expand & grow, but will eventually become regulated. There is
too much freedom on the net.
- The internet is growing too fast and will get too big a bulky to
be of much use to anyone.
- Better Service and a faster datatransfer
- More band width at cheaper costs!!Also... I hate Telstra (Australia)
- People(me included) will always fight cencorship
- I think it will be as widely used as a TV. The prices will come down some and with emphasis on security, major improvements on how items are purchased via internet will expand.
- It will continue to be a time-sapping wasteland with occasional areas of interest
- future is unlimited for the internet and users. I just wish i were 20 years younger to really get into the net.
- Internet and video based entertainment are going to intersect, which makes me look forward to the resolution of the bandwidth problem.
- Extranets will be big. Push technology will not fly. Apple will make a big comeback. Microsoft will buy NBC. Intel's chips will not be as good as they could be.
- I believe personal and business use of the internet will continue to grow at a phenomenal pace.
- I think that it will definetly go farther then we can imagine.
- I expect the goverment to try to find a way to control the net. Too much information about gov. activities can be obtained and those who don't have the interests of the U.S.A. at heart are not in favor of us knowing and finding out what they are about.
The knowledge obtained on the net will help keep our nation a free and independent entity.
- it's going downhill fast
- It is gonna expand more and more and become more and more interactive and will eventially become the mane form of communication
- Two words: BIG and BIGGER.
- It will become standard, as TV and automobiles. It certainly isn't
going anywhere, but will of course evolve.
- after passing education barrier, paradigm shift in marketing. Present pull tactics will change to push like other media's but incredibly focused
- The Internet will be the only form of communication some day
- I think in the near future, the Internet will be the most common
way to purchase goods.
- continued rapid expansion - the next telephone
- no limit border
- I think that Internet II should be released soon for organization purposes.
- It will be a part of everybody's everyday life.
- anything is possible
- Every family will have access to the internet at home. It could be our main sourse of communication. Who knows.
- A greater sense of community, friction free capitalism, and eduational truimph
- More complex, shall we say, personal real time interaction.
- I could not answer many of the questions on this survey because you did not have a check off box for homemakers. I know we are a dying breed, but come on, since I am home I surf the Net more than the average bear.
- it is going to be more common.
- It is going to face major regulations by the US Government.
- No one.
- To grow or die.
- it will get better once we all come to understand that it is our right as users to get rid of the garbbage--just like we do in real life--if not, it's going to get stinkier and stinkier as we putrefy.
- I think it will become one of the most popular venues
for shopping, communicating, and learning new things.
- Vast growth & profit potential
- Unwarranted interference by government and financial bodies seeking to satisfy their own interests.
The demise of the traditional universities (after the Renaissance and the Reformation, the monasteries went -- this time it's the turn of the universities).
- eventually, everyone will have the internet in their homes.
- The Internet will grow, but not become so important as many people think.
Regulation by government will be tried, but with little success.
- I think too many people think that the Internet and the computer are 'the answer'. These people need to realize that the internet isnt changing anyone, that it isnt doing things that we couldnt do before, it just makes it a bit easier. by the way... anyone seen a 8 track lately???
- Direct brain hookups
- Fiber optic bandwith systems...
- The merging of TV and Computer with more visual movement on the
web as modem speeds increase for the home user.
- The internet will become much like the telephone has become today.
Everyone will be connected and use it for work, education,communications,
mail(I think it will replace the post office as we know it today),
- i think it's just the tip of the iceberg
- I think that as the bandwidth increases, the Internet will evolve by
leaps and bounds. We will see much more intesting web sites.
- BIGGER & BETTER THINGS
- larger and larger, with crime and terrorism being a problem
- The internet is not for selling. More people will go broke than get rich on this thing. Consumers are not being obedient.
- not sure
- it's going to get bigger and bigger and Congress is going to continue and try to impose censorship even more
- Terminal rectal cranial inversion
- i believe that is is going to become a way of life, that shopping will become increased and it will that the place of T.V. in most homes.
- big changes
- Technology is a wonderful thing,children will have school from home,you'll be able to choose your groceries over internet and then just do a pick-up,marketing reasearch / surveys thats what I enjoy..You'll be able to watch a movie right on the internet ,you 'll choose from a list of movies and be able to watch what tyou want when you want.
- money, hopefully marriage a good bussiness
- regulation and other government intrusions
- Hopefully, we'll see more and more businessess conducting communication
with their clients over the internet. It saves paper, trees, and time.
I'm sure we'll also see more and more competition from the phone
companies/cable companies with service providers as they try to get a piece of the pie.
- I believe connection will become cheaper and easier. Eventually, almost everyone will be involved with the Internet.
- qwertyuiopzxcvbnm,./it sucks ass
- The infrastructure of the internet will grow to handle bandwidth demands. Electronic commerce will grow exponentally. Nerds will rule the earth!!
- Hard to say !!!!!!!
- It is getting so big and slow that I think that people will get
tired of the world wide wait. Over the next few years the net
will grow in size, become slow, people will get offline and new
people will get online until the cycle catches up the population
growth. It then will remain at a fixed size for a small period of
time until the process repeats. I don't think the net is for
everyone. Advertisement is not efficient, adventually users will
be charged for every second they are online to help upgrade the
net. People will not pay for something they have to sit and wait
for. I wish all net surfer wannabes would get off and give me my
- I have only had access to the internet for one week and
i am already overwhelmed at the vast amount of
information that can be found and use. The future of
the internet is limitless as i see it now.
- Faster links. More competition. More users. More junk sites.
- Bitter legal disputes.
- I believe that the internet is the seed that will unify most of todays separate comunications media.
- Organization, hopefully.
- My company!!!
- I think the Internet gives too many people access to things, especially children. I think the Internet should have access restrictions on things that should only be viewed by people who are mature enough to understand them.
- it will make the world a smaller place
- I think it is here to stay, and it will get even
better with time.
- Progress !
- God only knows...
- Can't any of these people spell?
- An even bigger gap between "haves" and "have-nots" in our society. I host on AOL and work with folks who mostly have no clue about the internet, coworkers without internet knowledge seem like dinosaurs to me.
- I believe there is no limit,the orprotunity for learning & business is boundless.
- It will become the superhighway of the future. Everyone will have to have acomputer and be on the internet if they want to get along in life.
- I think the internet is very slow right now, and by the yeat 2000 it will be unbelievably faster. Also, IP's will have to increse. We are very limited right now with IP's, and the internet has out grown them.
- Faster access through technically superior communication devices
Optic fibre and satelite data transmission links will all improve
to deal with the web expanding
More cyber policing
- I don't think anyone knows what's ahead on the Internet. The medium is in its infancy. Somewhat akin to where TV was in the early 1950's.
- I believe that the Internet will get better and better sound and video feeds.
- More expansion. More business. More education
- More and more companies will go to an intranet structure for their network architecture. Research will become more and more available for free, and remain free as long as the advertising revenue can support the research services.
- When I think about it, I get the same staggering feeling I get when I walk into a large university library. It's here to stay.
- more real-time voice and video communications
- The communication, the communication is Internet and the future of
- Government fucking it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!It's the parents job to
keep their kids away from the "adult" stuff. Not the government I
help pay for.
- The Macintosh will be used for even more content creation on the Internet than it is now.
- I THINK WE ARE ONLY AT THE BOTTON OR 1ST STEP...AND IT WILL REALLY GROW AND TRANSFORM
- Limitless, as more people gain access. Speedier responses, easier searching. More backweb.
- There is no future if we abandon flat-rate service.
- The goverment might just get a hold of it if we are not careful.
- I think the internet will become more and more accessible, and
will be used for communication, entertainment, research, and
- The BEAST
- virtual reality links
- 24 hour/day 1Mbps or higher access in most households giving rise to common videophone, interactive TV and more.
- I think the internet is going to further business opportunities and help the economic growth of the future
- Will be in every home and main resource of communication, and linked to anyplace around the world
- The excitement will never subside; the interest in the Internet will continue to grow at an astounding rate.
- expansion and more expansion of services and users
- More and more businesses will come on the net and find it the best way to sell. Low overhead costs. If a business is not on line in the future it'll be losing out on sales and eventualy close.
- PcC Banking
- Consumers will migrate to their cable service provider and WebTV
for access and interaction; AOL and MSN will disappear.
- networked 3D multi-user environments, increasing intelligence/autonomy of data structures
- The Internet will "Drive" all other forms of communication in the future and will help us become truely in touch with everything .
- Commerce, regulation and continued phenominal growth
- I think it will be excellent becuase of the purchasing opportunitis available. There is also unlimited access to world news in business, education and social matters.
- I think that it will be faster, easier to get on, and it will end up just as TV is now.
- I think we have a long way to go in the future!
- Cost of service will increase. I expect two things will happen.
1 - There will be two types of monthly fees. A basic fee and
a delux service level.
2 - A usage fee will be applied in addition to the basic monthly fee.
- No idea. The future is endless.
- The Internet is going to get out of hand completely.
I despise the idea of regulating it with legislation, but it needs
to be regulated by it's very users and supporters voluntarily.
- Increased consumerism
Strategic planning behind creative, architecture, content
- The Internet will continue to grow exponentally.
- Electronic commerce. We are well on our way and as we become more comfortable with this medium the opportunities will continue to unfold.
- Great Things!!
- omnipresence, very low signal to very high noise, much like tv
will trend to lwest common denominator with resrves of quality to be found
- Unfortunetly government regulation.
- It will be a major part of nearly everyone's life--equal to the
telephone and T.V.
- Instead of a free medium........the government will eventually succeed
in controlling the internet and it will become a mind control medium.
- It will be unlimited access. More sensorship,
- Cheese. Lots of cheese.
- If phone companies start charging, or the goverenment stops funding, its future will be stopped.
Otherwise, the INternet will flourish as it has.
- Commercialization. Government censorship.
- Broad retial expansion and probably more tries to sensor.
- It is growing more and more every day. There's no way that it's a fad because it's a revelutionary tool in communications - it's here to stay...so everyone better start learning or else they'll never catch up.
- Hopefully, lots of commerce. I would like to get everything delivered through the Net. I am a vey busy person.
- Unprecedented freedom worldwide in all its forms -- provided the governments STAY OUT of it!
- So far in this country, it has a long way to go to involve
the entire community. When it does, I think users will feel
- Internet being available to everybody.
- Internet is going to substitute television.
- Speed! More and more speed...
- It is fast becoming a medium as important as TV, radio or print in terms of product promotion and brand awareness. Additionally, I see the use of the Internet as an extension of the desktop, and Internet computing becoming far more important
- Advertising, personal communication, advertising, telecommuting, advertiisng, promotion, advertising, promotion...
- Interface agents weeding out garbage & collecting in-depth news/features/material on an individual's specific interests.
Hopefully, on-line training will be financially secure & feasible (bandwidth).
- We haven't even begun to utilize the potential. After a period of agonizing legal and tax jurisdiction issues resolution I think communications will be revolutionized.
- Ithinkthat the future of the Internet is that there is going to be a computer in every home and there will be someone on the net at all time or possibly the whole family sitting around the computer instead of the t.v.
- Internet will take TV and Radio´s spot. Everyone will have
Internet at home.
- The Internet has and will continue to change the world. Consumers will have greater access to product information, allowing them to be more informedconsumers. Current industry structure and International boundaries will radicallychange in response to the size and usefulness of the Internet.
- One Network for all communications network (TV,Mail,Cable,Phone...)
- Hopefully get fster, easier too download, though probably just get more crowded and harder to search.
- Continued worldwide expansion with various governments trying to restrict it. I don;t think they'll be successful.
- Too many people to accommodate.
- Communities in cyber.... Where cities and towns hold meetings and reach consensus
- The future lies in the commercialization of the internet through
corporate providers and more deregulation of industries.
- It is mandatory for businesses to have a presence on the internet by the end of 1997
- If the US Government stays out of where it doesn't belong, I see a bright future for the Internet, where we can get to know one another and understand different viewpoints. If the US Government won't stay out, I think the fascist piggies will censor the `Net as much as they possibly can.
- The Sky is the limit!
- Hard to say. Things are getting more advanced each day.
- Java apps
- 1 Gb/s home Internet access
- I think that the internet will replace some mediums of communication and research, but will not become the main entertaintment source
by itself. it will eventually merge with other technologies and mediums.
- I look for a more expanded level of opportunities for both education, research, and interaction between people with similar thoughts and ideas.
- It's great - but when will it explode? So much to find - so little time!
- Commonplace video conferencing in every home - watch out telephone companies!
- more internet in the school, workplaces; soon I believe you will be able to do all of your "paperwork" (pay bills, etc) over the internet; I don't think the internet will totally phase out the mail system but it will definately decrease it
- Total Disaster and chaos, hahaha - and Im laughing
- The possibility of abolishing governments.
- I think it will become more high tech and be bigger than ever
- It will continue to grow. It will also become a larger tool for accessing more people.
- The challenge of forcing the telcos in line to maintain reasonable,
affordable and equitable access to the Internet.
- Total interglobal communication.
All financial transactions by phone.
- Much more e-commerce, more push technology, elimination of flat rate service, more multi-media, interactivity, Internet will become a viable alternative to private wide area networks
- Growth to the point of saturation.
- It'll get too full and problems will occur. I think the future is in a better internet through even faster connections.
- Gross commercialization and massive invasion of privacy.
- I live in Saudi Arabia, where Internet access is generally illegal. I wish it would be made available via satellite. 1 in 4 households in this country have computers, and we're all desperate to log on. Help!
- massive business opportunities
- Easier to explore and use...heavy involvement by public schools, world-wide sourcing by manufacturers/marketers will have make it easier to do business.
- i believe the Internet will continue to grow and provide the user community with a wealth
of valuable data..
- Satelite internet connections, a new internet that is more organized
and user friendly. Local ISPs will have a larger market share
than the national ISPs due to service and Cust. Support
- MASS-PUBLIC ACCESS TO THE INTERNET IS TO NEW TO PREDICT A DOMINANT POSSIBILITIES
- If I knew the answer to that I would be rich. It will GROW.
- the internet is where democracy will conquer capitalism.
- great world wide explosion by the millenium
- Ulimited growth
- Continued overcrowding as more folks join in. Eventually, pretty good service and more or less universal use.
- I think the internet will become a MAJOR communications resource, including video conferencing.
- live to day and let tomarow take care of it salf
- I think the Internet is going to take the place of a lot of inconvient services. Ie. Banking, bill paying, shopping....
- If the government does not shut down innovation, "the net" will
be as ever-present as the telephone, and used for anything and
everything that people use anything and everything for.
If the government shuts down innovation and freedom, in any way,
the result will be stagnation and destruction of lives, liberty,
and the basis of happyness: Choice.
- It will be the least expensive and most comprhensive way to achieve worldwide communication.
- goverment control !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!they can't stand to not control our life.
- I think the big surge in users will temporarily take a dip as the lines become discouragingly crowded.
- The internet will become what the phone-network is now, but then not only sound, but also data and vision.
The companies will use extranets to generate money form the web.
- Will grow and be more important as we can see today.
- I like the idea of a high speed cable modem, tho my cable company (Time Warner) will probably charge an extortion fee similar to their cable TV rates for it.
- I think it will continue to grow and become a major aspect of our society (similar to TV).
- T1 connections in every house
- It is the new marketing frontier.
- Hopefully more internet sites like www.researchpaper.com where anybody can request information on any topic for researching. It's the best!
- Two words: government control
- News will be more accessed over the Internet than over Newspapers.
Tv and Internet will get one!
- expansion to meet explosive demand
- Unfortunately, more attempts to regulate by the scum in Washington.
- More bandwidth, more interactivity, the move toward becoming a truly dynamic medium.
- you can download 100 kb,s in like less than 5
seconds . that would rule.
- Continued growth, continued battles with SPAM and UCE factories...
- The government will become more involved and I think they should not
- Limitless! As developments in Electronic Commerce reach the
corporate world and the consumer, and then begin to be adopted,
use of the Internet will become an essential part of everyday
- I don' know
- I believe it will become more censored and more expensive.
- I think that in the future, everything will be done over the internet.
Grocery shopping, clothes shopping, EVERYTHING!
- A lot of profit for the phone companies and internet service providers!!! The future is pretty well here, I think.
- it will either die due to encryption laws and other censorship or it will grow bigger and be more useful to buy stuff on but not dominate us
- Web surfing (casual, popular Internet use) will become less "cool" and trendy (as seen in tv ads for Lotus already).
The Internet will become more service-oriented as large companies finally catch the lesson already learned by smaler companies.
- I think that in the future internet will act like today's TV, pub,
newspaper, radio etc..., i.e. our way of life will rely on the Internet
- More bandwidth problems, rising percentage of pay sites as opposed to free information, Internet will become part of everyday life for typical Americans.
- The Internet will become a normal everyday service like a telephone.
- I think soon it will be nothing but a big playboy webpage.
- Everyone -- from preschoolers all the way up to senior citizens --
can benefit from and should be using the Internet.
- The INTERNET will eventually replace most conventional places of commerce (banking, etc.).
- I believe the Internet will become a more public mode of communcication as more people are given access. (Once we get past the have's and the have not's).
- cable and sattelite access
- In the future, government interference via non-voted regulations by "well-meaning" agencies will hamper the Internet's movements into new dimensions.
- We can do anything without stepping out of the house.
- I think the internet allows incredible opportunities that, like anything and everything else, can and will be abused - nature of human flaw. I believe in the freedom of speech on the internet - however, I also believe in the rights of innocent children. It is a fine line to decide where one ends and the other begins. GOOD LUCK TO THOSE IN CHARGE! I'm glad it isn't on my shoulders.
- Cost-free access and access dependent of telephone lines.
- It will keep on growing.
- wow! can't believe I'm living in "the future." never thought
Scifi predictions would be here in my lifetime. i love it!
- fast home access - will be as common as home fax
will widen gap between haves and have-nots.
- A totally new business model that will absorb
much of existing comms
- Greater regulation.
- it's gonna, like, take over everything duuuuude.....
- Good variety of info, but lack of privacy rights especially with proposed clipper chip.
- one day someone is going to wake up and discover they really can or really can't make money on the internet; unfurtunately it will be too late for most to do anything about it.
- The universe.
- better bandwidth
- I think the internet will be the down fall of our society. It is
not as important as some people would like you to believe.
- I think that people are never going to have to go out to work or school anymore. People are going to rely on a computer to communicate instead of face to face communication. People aren't going to know how to talkto real people anymore if this gets out of control.
- I think in the future that the internet will be the world. If you don't know computers, your lost!!
- I am afraid the government is working round the clock to get their grubby little paws on the net and start charging more or clamping down on it.. The beauty of the interent is that is open to all (even the bizzare) and that is the ultimate democracy! I hope the techno-wizards on the side of freedom of ideas can always keep ahead of the info-cops who are working hard to further restrict our lives..
- a fight agaist TV and press companies
- I see amazing growth for the Net. Let's just hope there are enough phone lines.
- Hoping for more of the same.
- I pray the Supreme Court upholds the Pennsylvania ruling against the CDA. If not, then I see an internet where email is monitored for cleanliness and web pages can be shut down by the government--in other words, no internet at all. I trust that the ruling will be upheld, in which case I nthink we can look forward a near-future massive drop in the number of web magazines and simlar sites that are not profiting (i.e. the death of PoliticsNow), and then a slow rebuilding--the biggest part of which will
e, of course, a lot more commercialism (ugh).
- Everyone will have their own homepage and email address, making the post office raise stamp prices to keep up with the decline of the old mail system.
- Well if is at the rate it is at now there will be a great deal more online services because everyone is getting a computer.
- People getting unhealthier sitting in front of their terminals all day.
A very much faster satellite based Internet connection.
- more slow downs.
- continued growth in all areas including financial services. continued threats of censorship which i am against.more everyday uses and wider audience for those applications.
- Mass integration into everyday life of pretty much everyone.
- Faster Wireless connections to local ISP's then faster transmissions via sat.
- The collapse of the monetary system as we know it. By this I mean, due to non-territorial boundries, specific currencies will become obselete. This won't happen in the next 10yrs tho.
- who knows? ten years ago i thought a C-64 was state-of-the-art - just wait & see what it's like in 2007!
- I think soon EVERYONE will have access and be on it-there will be less and less business in retail stores as more & more people shop on line
- faster,cheaper,better service.
- The leaglization of marijuana
- pay computers (like pay phones, except net computers)
- A revolution in: economics, education, politics, banking,
- Increased growth causing slower connections until most of the world upgrades its connection...
- A need to expand the capabilities more rapidly to facilitate a better commerce. I also see some entities trying to take a hold of the net as a vehicle of power and having the masses retaliate.
- Fully Interactive Services, full motion video, full scale e-commerce
- A lot of good things as long as parents watch what thier children
are doing on the computer....I don't believe that society should
be held responsible for a parent's job. There is no absolute way
to prove someone's age over the computer....
- Increasing commercialism, rise in political activism, followed
by ineffective governement crackdown.
- Major change; profitable methods of operating will be developed
and imlemented by larger organizations. I believe that Microsoft
will copy the successful method and try to absorb the technology.
- true multicast & ipv6
- I think it will become very big!
- i think that it is an ever-changing medium that will become a
bigger and bigger part of everday life.
- Government will attempt to control and tax the internet.
- It will continue to be a useful tool, and more and more people will gain access. But its novelty will wear off for most -- it will be sued as needed rather than serving as the focus of life.
- It will continue to be a useful tool, and more and more people will gain access. But its novelty will wear off for most -- it will be sued as needed rather than serving as the focus of life.
- Ballooning interest will lead to governments - and others - trying to regulate (hopefully unsuccessfully!). Home PC prices will collapse as the market reaches saturation while demand for Internat access and response will increase radically.
- I think it's the wave of the future. Everyone will need to know how to access and use the Internet and the web.
- I believe that there will continue to be more and more use of
th internet in everyday life.
- No limit.
- they should remove all the faggot stuff. it sickens and disgusts all of us normal people. kill the gays!!!
- Huge growth. At this point the delivery system the net uses is still very uncertain.
- I think someone more responsible with money than the U.S. government needs
to begin funding this project, or else it'll all suddenly shut down.
- Hopefully Internet connecting by satellite.
- Just about everything.
- More commercial infrastructure, allowing businesses to contact customers directly.
More online shopping.
- In order to keep the growth going, higher connection speeds will
- not at all
- Woa, this is a big question. The future of the internet lies in
home electronics, such televisions with web add-ons, and many
other things of this sort that will make ownership of PC's
eventually obsolete, Virtual Reality will be playing a major
role in the Internet as it is a technology that many people are
interested in. There are many other thing that are going to happen
but, I need to limit this response.
- More of the same - confusion and fragmentation until the cultural attitude changes from academic plaything, to commercial tool!
- what ever I want!
- The internet will continuosly creep into the realms of our daily society until we will not be able to wake up in the morning without it.
- Hopefully, the continued subversion of nation-states, the frustration of governments to impose/restrict narrow worldviews upon the individual, and the final, actual liberation of speech creativity and all human possibility devoid of the interference of powermongering police states and religious cults of whatever size, from backwater Baptists to mindmelted Moonies to corporate catholicism.
- Even more garbage to access.
- I think that pretty soon it'll get so big that no one can handle it, and they'll have to shut it down.
- The internet is going to become heavily censored, and almost all access to the general public will be cut off.
- If EVERYONE behaved themselves and kept "adult" material private or locked and accessible by subscription only, we wouldn't have to worry about "BIG BROTHER" (the federal government) sticking its big nose in OUR business. It all boils down to PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY.
- The most marvelous source of information since TV, and so much better. Every home will eventually be connected, just like every home now has a tv.You have a personal library at your fingertips.
- i have no idea
- I'm afraid it is going to create problems regarding pornography. I believe in freedom, but not at the expense of others.
- It will definetly expand and become a bigger part of everyone's lives.
- I think the internet is going to totally take over the communication
industry: there will be no need for telephones or snail mail.
- Crash, unless speed and access issues get fixed faster then the user population is growing!
- saturation with newbies
- Everyone with access sometime in the future, with information on anything and everything available and more structured. TV, music etc. available on demand over the internet via fiber optics in the home (maybe decades away..!)
- Near future: not much, probably expansion of what is possible now.
Far future: integrated system of television, radio, telephone, etc.
- more congestion like freeways unless the telcos get to putting in more bandwidth
- More content, but with more regulation that will make most
of the content useless...
- The Internet (as with any communication system) must continually evolve to increase the ease, cost-eefectiveness, and value added services it provides to continue to be a viable medium.
- Free information and a worldwide resource pool for everyone to
- peace love togetherness! not.
government control and censorship.
- I fear that the government will step in and start charging, tax or some way. It can't stay "free" forever.
- In the coming years, the Internet will increase in poularity, particularly once concerns regarding security have been dealt with
- Commericalism will invade the Net in a big way. Fee-based sites and functions will abound. All of us who care for individualism and freedom must work hard to keep the Net unregulated and free from crass materialists.
- Neither government nor business will be able to control the net. It will divide into semi-separate streams as volume grows.
- Global kommunication; lots of information,
One day, everyone in the world can be a part of Webcommunity.
- Internet will only continue to grow into major communication too in the USA.
- A faster, channeled, programmable medium that can be tailored to the individual or company. THE way to shop, chat, learn and grow/experience. It's an exciting time!
- Unfortunately, endless government and commercial involvement.
- It Will do fine if we can keep the politicians out of it
- it's expansion and growth is going to be too hard for
many to keep up with.
- It's still a child.
- The fruition of Big Brother, Government intervention and worse Corporate invasion of privacy
It seems fine now, but we are doomed.
- The Internet's Future (ha, ha, ha!!!!) :-)
- same type of stuff available now only faster and better quality
- If we can get the smut off the web. A big future for generations to come. Through communication
- I really have no idea what will happen next but I'm eagerly waiting to see it when it does.
- More and more people will be on the Net.
The global village is here.
- We can grocery shop over the internet and avoid the long lines at the grocery stores.
- What's to keepthe internet form being the ultimate buyer and seller. now we have only scratched the serface. But in the future I foresee selling clothes homes, cars, etc... Whatever it \is. The only problem that will in my opinon will alwasy exsit is the sercurity o the internet
- much more business and possibly even some schooling
- Expanded speed/bandwidth capability for end-users and ISP's; microcash/charging for Web services; continued growth
- Speeds will become much faster and eventually nearly everyone will be online in some capacity conducting a great deal of their business, personal and commercial interactions online.
- What I hope doesn't lie ahead is regulation of what is on the
Internet. I think the freedom of the Net is something no other
for of media has, lets keep it that way.
- The Internet is the future
- Cool stuff
- Everything, I hope!
- Will become faster and more efficient, more security and penalties will get tougher.
- The future is extremely bright! The next Industrial Revelution
- More commercials. Higher bandwidth.
- Increasing government control and regulation (unenforceable).
Netscape abandons 3.0 users and peddles only to Intranet users.
- It will eventually make the effect of television look minor.
- It will be increasingly taken over by big business and become just another advertising medium.
- Internet constraints are limited only by our imagination and creativity.
- Email will be done with voice, instead of typing. Video conferencing will be huge.... GREAT SURVEY. Keep them coming.
- Global WIRELESS networking with total recall information assistants.
- Virtual reality merging with Internet
- Big expansion!!
- it's okay
- It's gonna blow up the world!
- If it's feasible, I would like to see more tv and radio broadcasts over the internet! I now listen to some radio station links provided by www.ontheair.com and I would like to see a lot more of that. Also, the technology should be improved upon until it produces CD quality sound!
- Who knows if I knew that I would be looking for a venture capital,
- no telling but i cant wait to see.
- Wider Bandwidth ¥ More Commercials ¥ Some kind of Anticlimax
- Being able to actually see other people and hear them wherever they are.
- it's doomed!
- Internet will replace phone network. However
Internet must be made more secure and stable.
- I foresee another year of explosive growth of the Internet and the Interenet becoming more user friendly for everyone
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