Oct. 9, 2014

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.

Sep. 10, 2014

Younger Americans and Public Libraries

How those under 30 engage with libraries and think about libraries’ role in their lives and communities

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.

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.

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.

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.

Apr. 30, 2014

Heartbleed’s Impact

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

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.

Apr. 3, 2014

Older Adults and Technology Use

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

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.