January 19, 2005

Internet rethink

In our report, “The Future of the Internet,” we quoted Rose Vines, a technology journalist, who wrote, “The next decade should see the development of a more thoughtful internet. We’ve had the blood rush to the head, we’ve had the hangover from that blood rush; this next decade is the rethink. Because of that, we’ll start to see developments which reflect real human needs: For connection, for privacy, for security, for a sense of belonging.”

Check out the database of statements made between 1990-95, during the “blood rush” era. Check out some of the “rethink” statements made in response to our survey. Then add your predictions to the database.