Surf the net in your hands

By the year 2020, cell phones would be amongst the primary net-surfing devices for majority of people across the globe, as per a board of experts. They have also moved a step ahead by predicting that internet technologies would possibly not cause ‘increased social tolerance’.

“The cell phone, now with noteworthy computing power- would be the main internet connection and sole one for around 90% of the individuals all over the world”, as mentioned by Pew Internet and American Life project in the report headed ‘Future of the Internet”. It has been said that telephony would be presented under a group of universal protocols and standards accepted by almost every operator internationally, thereby making up for considerably effortless movement, that too, from one portion of world to the other.

Around 4 out of 5 experts have agreed with the above-mentioned scenario, as per Pew survey conducted online. Pew went on to survey around 578 people in all, related to internet. They included builders, activists, commentators, and builders, identified via numerous technology associations, along with a widespread canvassing of government, business, and scholarly documents between the period 1990 and 1995 for seeing who had proper predictions regarding internet’s future impact. Some of the experts that were polled included Nicholas Carr, i.e. author of ‘The Big Switch’ and Rough Type blog, havi Hoffman from the network of ‘yahoo Developer’, Michael Botein, i.e. New York University Law School’s Media Law Center’s founding director, and various members of ICANN board.

Experts had been asked if broader exposure to diverse groups via web would significantly go on to advance a thing called ‘social tolerance’ by the year 2020, causing declination in terms of violence, overt acts such as bigotry, sectarian strife, and ‘hate crimes’.

Merely 32%, i.e. 1/3rd of experts agreed that web would bring about social tolerance to a greater extent, whereas 56% of them disagreed. The number of survey participants depicted that divide between intolerant and tolerant could probably be deepened owing to information-sharing tactics used by people on internet.

The respondent of survey, i.e. Adam Peake stressed on the fact that social tolerance isn’t in the nature of mankind. Adam Peake is also one of the policy analysts for ‘Center for Global Communications’. The 1st link-up with regards to global satellite was in the year 1967. Apart from 578 experts, the other 618 respondents who are not regarded as opinion leaders or experts aiding in the construction of web were surveyed by Pew. Results of poll were quite similar within the non-expert as well as expert groups. Let some light be thrown on certain other results of pew report.

Around 55% of the experts are of the opinion that people would interact in superficial faces on the daily basis via virtual worlds as well as the other kinds of ‘augmented reality’. Majority of well-equipped users of internet would be spending certain portion of their hours- at play and at work- at least to augmentations of alternate worlds or the real world…as stated by Pew.

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