For Good Or For Ill: 10 Predictions For The Future Of The Internet



Abuse And Abusers Could Scale

Criminal activity, including terrorism, theft, bullying, sexual crimes, and more are enabled by the Internet, and continued expansion of the Internet makes it easier for such activities to scale, especially as users come to believe the first answer they find online and have trouble searching for better information.

This could lead to problems understanding truth and accuracy, making it easier for organizations with specific agendas such as fringe politicians to better serve their specific constituencies.

That in turn could push governments to restrict the privacy and anonymity Internet users expect and in turn give those governments new tools to control their citizens.