Internet and Society

Lee Rainie and the Pew Research Center Internet Project add regularly to our knowledge about the ways that the Internet is changing our social world.  There are many examples in Chapter 1 of Investigating of their findings.  Now, Rainie and his colleagues have been studying how experts expect the Internet to shape society in the next decades.  You can review the highlights of this research in the attached set of slides.

Do these forecasts make sense to you?  Do some of them?  What research can you envision in the future to determine whether these changes have occurred?

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