Digital technology impacts by 2020
Lee Rainie discussed the findings of the most recent expert surveys on the future of the internet.
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
The Future of Corporate Responsibility
Corporate responsibility: How far will tech firms go in helping repressive regimes?
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.
Libraries 2020: Imagining the library of the (not too distant) future
Associate Director Kristen Purcell shares Pew Internet’s latest data on mobile, social networking, and e-reading in her keynote address for the 2012 State University of New York Librarians Association Annual Conference in New York City.
The Future of Gamification
Game mechanics like rewards and feedback loops are gaining ground in digital life and many experts think they will spread widely to key domains like education and health by 2020. Others worry about a darker side.
The Future of Money in a Mobile Age
In a Pew Internet/Elon University survey, internet experts predict that payment with mobile devices will be commonplace by 2020, although a number of potential hurdles and holdouts stand in the way
The Shifting Education Landscape: Networked Learning
Director Lee Rainie spoke about the shifting education landscape of networked learning at the fourth annual NROC Network Member Meeting
The Future of Apps and Web
A Pew Internet/Elon University survey reveals that experts expect apps and the Web to converge in the cloud; but many worry that simplicity for users will come at a price.
Millennials will benefit and suffer due to their hyperconnected lives
A Pew Internet/Elon University survey reveals experts’ hopes and fears about the hyperconnected generation, from their ability to juggle many tasks to their thirst for instant gratification and lack of patience.