PresentationsNovember 2, 2010

The Distributed Future

In this speech, Director Lee Rainie will explore how digital technologies have changed people’s relationship to each other and to information. Further, he will discuss the coming decade of change in technology and its possible uses by consumers an…

Multi-section ReportsJuly 9, 2010

Millennials will make online sharing in networks a lifelong habit

Tech experts generally believe that today’s tech-savvy young people will retain their willingness to share personal information online even as they get older and take on more responsibilities.

PresentationsJuly 9, 2010

Internet evolution: Where hyperconnectivity and ambient intimacy take us

Janna Anderson and Lee Rainie presented some of the many “future of the internet” scenarios predicted by experts, as documented by Pew Internet & American Life Project surveys and other current research.

Multi-section ReportsJuly 2, 2010

The future of social relations

Most experts surveyed in the latest Pew Internet/Elon University study say social benefits of Internet use far outweigh negatives; some say it robs time, exposes private information, engenders intolerance.

PresentationsJune 15, 2010

The Future of the Internet – National Geographic

New findings from the Pew Internet Project’s recent survey of experts about the state of the internet in the year 2020

Multi-section ReportsJune 11, 2010

The future of cloud computing

Technology experts and stakeholders say they expect they will ‘live mostly in the cloud’ in 2020 and not on the desktop, working mostly through cyberspace-based applications accessed through networked devices.

Multi-section ReportsMay 4, 2010

The Fate of the Semantic Web

Technology experts and stakeholders who participated in a recent survey believe online information will continue to be organized and made accessible in smarter and more useful ways in coming years.

PresentationsApril 29, 2010

The Future of the Internet at FutureWeb 2010

Lee Rainie will speak at FutureWeb 2010 about recent Pew Internet findings from a survey of 895 experts and stakeholders about the future of the Internet.

PresentationsApril 12, 2010

Information fluency and imagining the internet

Information permeates all aspects of our lives and this changes people’s behaviors and expectations.

Multi-section ReportsMarch 31, 2010

The Impact of the Internet on Institutions in the Future

Technology experts and stakeholders believe that innovative forms of online cooperation could result in more efficient and responsive for-profit firms, non-profit organizations, and government agencies by the year 2020.