|Pew Research Center together with Elon University|
The experts largely agree on the technology change that lies ahead, even as they disagree about its ramifications. Most believe there will be:
- A global, immersive, invisible, ambient networked computing environment built through the continued proliferation of smart sensors, cameras, software, databases, and massive data centers in a world-spanning information fabric known as the Internet of Things.
- “Augmented reality” enhancements to the real-world input that people perceive through the use of portable/wearable/implantable technologies.
- Disruption of business models established in the 20th century (most notably impacting finance, entertainment, publishers of all sorts, and education).
- Tagging, databasing, and intelligent analytical mapping of the physical and social realms.
For more detail on the survey beyond the pdf-report see The Imagining the Internet site dedicated to the survey with additional content, including nearly all respondents' full responses in two qualitative data sets that could be further studied and analyzed, and the Pew Research site on the report.