Report Aug. 6, 2014

AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs

Experts envision automation and intelligent digital agents permeating vast areas of our work and personal lives by 2025, but they are divided on whether these advances will displace more jobs than they create.

Report Jul. 3, 2014

Net Threats

Tech experts hope the open structure of the Internet will prevail in the coming decade; but they anticipate battles to preserve relatively unhindered connectivity.

Report May. 14, 2014

The Internet of Things Will Thrive by 2025

Many experts say the rise of embedded and wearable computing will bring the next revolution in digital technology.

Report Mar. 11, 2014

Digital Life in 2025

Experts predict the Internet will become ‘like electricity’ — less visible, yet more deeply embedded in people’s lives for good and ill

Report Jul. 27, 2012

The Future of Higher Education

Experts expect more-efficient collaborative environments and new grading schemes; they worry about massive online courses, the shift away from on-campus life

Report Jul. 20, 2012

The Future of Big Data

While many see promise in the future of data analysis, some fear that work with gigantic stores of information could lead to privacy abuses and mistaken forecasts

Report Jul. 5, 2012

The Future of Corporate Responsibility

Corporate responsibility: How far will tech firms go in helping repressive regimes?

Report Jun. 29, 2012

The Future of Smart Systems

Experts think tech-enhanced homes, appliances, and utilities will spread. But those systems are complex and so far there is low public demand, so they advise: Don’t expect to see the “Home of the Future” by 2020.

Report May. 18, 2012

The Future of Gamification

Game mechanics like rewards and feedback loops are gaining ground in digital life and many experts think they will spread widely to key domains like education and health by 2020. Others worry about a darker side.

Report Apr. 17, 2012

The Future of Money in a Mobile Age

In a Pew Internet/Elon University survey, internet experts predict that payment with mobile devices will be commonplace by 2020, although a number of potential hurdles and holdouts stand in the way