UncategorizedMay 18, 2012

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.

UncategorizedApril 17, 2012

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

UncategorizedMarch 26, 2012

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

UncategorizedMarch 23, 2012

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.

UncategorizedFebruary 29, 2012

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.

UncategorizedDecember 13, 2011

Future of the Internet: Role of the Web and New Media in the Public Sector

Pew Internet Director Lee Rainie discusses the latest Pew Internet data about the triple revolution in technology – in broadband, in mobile, and in social networking – and how these changes affect e-government and e-health activities by citizens.

UncategorizedJuly 18, 2011

I’m OK, They’re Not: Trying to unravel what internet users want when it comes to governing the internet

Lee Rainie gave a keynote address that looked at people’s evolving use of the internet and mobile technologies and their attitudes about the role of the internet in their lives and the wider world.

UncategorizedNovember 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…

UncategorizedJuly 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.

UncategorizedJuly 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.