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



Governments And Corporations Will Invoke Security And Cultural Norms To Take Power

While information will be widely available going forward, there will be the twin questions of how open access to that information will be, and what kind of surveillance will be attached to it.

Governments, and even users, could cite privacy concerns as a reason for controlling access to information at a local level, leading to the increased chance that information is more restricted and its content controlled rather than becoming widely available.

Furthermore, the NSA has already shown how it is possible to covertly monitor Internet use, but as other countries or organizations develop the same capabilities, many will be less likely than the U.S. to restrain how that power is used.