The Next 50 Years of Digital Life

The Next 50 Years of Digital Life

Question (2)What will the next 50 years of digital life bring us? This question was asked of hundreds of experts around the country by Pew Research Center and Elon University’s Imagining the Internet Center. The results aren’t meant to be scientific, but to give a sense of possibilities and challenges we might face. Overall, those interviewed were optimistic about the future, but there was healthy skepticism that all will work out well. According to the experts, our digital life will be seamless with the rest of our lives, help us live healthier and better and provide us more free time. The downsides could be a loss of freedom, privacy will be non-existent and there will be a greater divide between connected and unconnected people. There is a sense that what we do now with regulation will determine which outcome we get. The various viewpoints in this article about the future of our digital life are worth reading.