Fing.org. Metaverse Roadmap: Pathways to the 3D Web. The Next Web - TNW is the International Source for Internet News, Business and Culture. The Next Net. Why a Decentralized Network?
The moment the "net neutrality" debate began was the moment the net neutrality debate was lost. For once the fate of a network -- its fairness, its rule set, its capacity for social or economic reformation -- is in the hands of policymakers and the corporations funding them -- that network loses its power to effect change. The mere fact that lawmakers and lobbyists now control the future of the net should be enough to turn us elsewhere. Of course the Internet was never truly free, bottom-up, decentralized, or chaotic. Yes, it may have been designed with many nodes and redundancies for it to withstand a nuclear attack, but it has always been absolutely controlled by central authorities. The ease with which a Senator can make a phone call to have a website such as Wikileaks yanked from the net mirrors the ease with which an entire top-level domain, like say .ir, can be excised.
I'm not trying to be a downer here, or knock the possibilities for networking. The Macrosite for News, Analysis, and Opinion about the Future of the Internet. Inria - Inventeurs du monde numérique. SpaceCollective. Future Exploration Network. Home. AngelList. Find. Follow. Recommend startups. Discover and get early access to tomorrow's startups - Beta List. Invite Share - Everyone is invited! ProspecTIC. Envisioning Technology 2012. What is the visualization?
Understanding where technology is heading is more than guesswork. Looking at emerging trends and research, one can predict and draw conclusions about how the technological sphere is developing, and which technologies should become mainstream in the coming years. Envisioning technology is meant to facilitate these observations by taking a step back and seeing the wider context. By speculating about what lies beyond the horizon we can make better decisions of what to create today. Who made this? Envisioning Technology is a technological trend forecasting firm headed by emerging technology strategist Michell Zappa. If you have any ideas, questions, complaints or suggestions, feel free to email us: firstname.lastname@example.org Technologies mentioned Follow the project This is the first in a series of projects related to the future of technology.
The Internet Society engaged in a scenario planning exercise to reveal plausible courses of events that could impact the health of the Internet in the future. While obviously not intended to be a definitive overview of the landscape or all potential issues, we believe the results are interesting and, we hope, thought-provoking. We are sharing them in the hope that they will inspire thought about possibilities for the future development of the Internet, and involvement in helping to make that happen in the best possible way. Future Scenario Resources Besides viewing the video scenarios below, you can: Common Pool Scenario Link to transcript of video Positive “generative” and “distributed & decentralised” properties.
Boutique Networks Scenario Link to transcript of video Moats and Drawbridges Scenario Link to transcript of video Porous Garden Scenario. Envisioning emerging technology for 2012 and beyond (by Michell Zappa) Ideas for a Better Internet. Will the Future of the Internet Be Decided By Hollywood? Hollywood lobbyists are pressuring the US Congress to pass a major legislative reform, which would provide for the systematic filtering and blocking of sites suspected of encouraging piracy of copyrighted works.
This Wednesday, November 16, the members of the House of Representatives will gather to consider the Stop Online Privacy Act (SOPA) bill. (This legislation) would mean the end of the Internet as we know it. Democrat Zoe Lofgren, the elected representative for Silicon Valley, spoke of the “many prominent human rights activists and Internet engineers (who) have voiced concerns” which she believes “deserve serious consideration”.
The US Senate is already engaged in debate surrounding the proposed Protect IP Act. SOPA and Protect IP are two separate bills, but the objective of both is to strengthen yet more measures to protect copyright. The Future of the Internet!