Report Aug. 26, 2014

Social Media and the ‘Spiral of Silence’

Facebook, Twitter, and other platforms did not provide new outlets for the discussion of the Snowden-NSA revelations. People who thought their social media friends disagreed with them were less likely to discuss the issues in person and online.

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 Apr. 30, 2014

Heartbleed’s Impact

39% of internet users have changed passwords or canceled accounts; 6% think their personal information was swiped.

Report Apr. 17, 2014

U.S. Views of Technology and the Future

Americans are largely optimistic about the long-term future of scientific progress, but concerned about some changes that might occur in the near future.

Report Apr. 3, 2014

Older Adults and Technology Use

Adoption is increasing, but many seniors remain isolated from digital life

Report Mar. 13, 2014

From Distant Admirers to Library Lovers–and beyond

A new typology of Americans’ public engagement with public libraries, which sheds light on broader issues around the relationship between technology, libraries, and information resources in the United States.

Commentary Mar. 11, 2014

Statement from Sir Tim Berners-Lee on the 25th Anniversary of the Web

Statement by Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the Web, on the 25th anniversary of the Web

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