Cyber Attacks Likely to Increase
Experts believe nations, rogue groups, and malicious individuals will step up their assaults on communications networks, targeting institutions, financial services agencies, utilities, and consumers over the next decade. Many also predict effective counter moves will generally contain the damage.
40% of internet users have personally experienced online harassment, from the mild to the severe; 73% have witnessed it happen to others.
Killer Apps in the Gigabit Age
Experts foresee changes across all aspects of life as digital connectivity advances. They predict hyper-personalized interactions, 3D holograms, immersive virtual reality and a deepening dependency upon machines as we navigate our lives.
Younger Americans and Public Libraries
How those under 30 engage with libraries and think about libraries’ role in their lives and communities
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.
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.
Tech experts hope the open structure of the Internet will prevail in the coming decade; but they anticipate battles to preserve relatively unhindered connectivity.
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.
39% of internet users have changed passwords or canceled accounts; 6% think their personal information was swiped.
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.