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Data Visualization Mar. 11, 2014

World Wide Web Timeline

A timeline of the major milestones and small moments that have shaped the Web since 1989.

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

Report Feb. 27, 2014

The Web at 25 in the U.S.

The overall verdict: The internet has been a plus for society and an especially good thing for individual users

Presentations Oct. 11, 2012

Networked and Hyperconnected: The New Social (and work) Operating System

Are you checking email or tweeting or texting as you read this session description? Today, many of us are hyper-connected through the web, mobile technologies and social media.

Presentations Jul. 27, 2012

Digital technology impacts by 2020

Lee Rainie discussed the findings of the most recent expert surveys on the future of the internet.

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.