Imagining the Internet Predictions Database
The Imagining the Internet Predictions Database examines the potential future of the Internet while simultaneously providing a peek back into its history. We invite you to navigate through three useful resource areas that: illuminate the views of stakeholders - The Experts Survey; give an historic overview - The 1990 to 1995 Predictions; and allow your participation - Share Your Vision Today.
Project site Imagining the Internet: A History and
Forecast is a multi-section resource containing
thousands of pages. It exposes future possibilities
while simultaneously providing a peek back at the past.
In it, you will find the words of thousands of people
from every corner of the world, from today and from
yesterday, making thousands of predictive
pronouncements about the future of humankind.
This resource includes special
explanatory sections on the future and past
development of communications networks (Forward
It includes videos and audio
recordings that reveal the ideas of cutting-edge
thinkers such as Douglas Engelbart and Vernor
Vinge as they discuss the future
It has informative areas
targeted to benefit children under 12
(KidZone), and to help teachers of elementary,
middle school, high school and college students use
the site to educate
It allows you to enjoy thousands
of world citizens' discussions of our future
– from top experts
(Predictions Surveys) to your neighbor down the
block or a computer programmer in Nigeria
(Voices of the People).
It allows you to add your vision
to the collection by opening up a "Share Your
Prediction" form and telling us what you think.
Just look for the phrase Share Your Prediction -
found in the top-right corner of every page, near the
The site shares a look back
at what people were saying in the 1990s during the
"awe" stage of the development of the
(Early '90s Predictions Database).
And it records a legacy of
predictive statements as they are made, continuously
building a historic record of lasting value that
documents the way we see ourselves as we move into an
explosion of changes wrought by the combination of
genetics, nanotechnology and robotics as they
leverage our future networks.