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What Life on the Internet will be like in 2025

Hillary Schaub

The Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project partnered with Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center to ask 2,558 experts to make predictions about the state of digital life by the year 2025. This is the first report of eight which will canvass hundreds of experts about the future of such things as privacy, cybersecurity, the “Internet of things,” and net neutrality. The experts answered open-ended questions about what the future of digital life will look like in the next 10 years.

A majority of experts agreed on the emergence of several trends that will transform the Internet and the economy.

Majority Predictions

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The experts also had a number of optimistic opinions.  Although speculative these predictions offer insight into a potential better world where we would all like to live.

Optimistic Predictions

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Finally the group also spoke as harbingers about some of the potential issues that could arise.

Pessimistic Predictions

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To learn more about the Pew Research Center and Elon University’s work, read the paper Digital Life in 2025.

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