Tuesday, September 26, 2006

the future is a grim beta

"By 2020, the people left behind (many by their own choice) by accelerating information and communications technologies will form a new cultural group of technology refuseniks who self-segregate from "modern" society. Some will live mostly "off the grid" simply to seek peace and a cure for information overload while others will commit acts of terror or violence in protest against technology."

All right - this is one of the scenarios 700 technology experts from ICANN, the Web Consortium, from Google and IBM ("of whom more than half were online before 1993") imagined in a survey of the Pew Internet and American Life Project.
More interesting at arstechnica.

(via Pixelsurgeon)

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