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What's next for the Internet? It's difficult to predict the future of this transformative technology, but the good folks at Elon University's School of Communications have a few thoughtful ideas on the subject. The mission of the project is "to explore and provide insights into emerging network innovations, global development, dynamics, diffusion and governance." The site includes sections like Forward 150/Back 150, which talks about the past and future of communications networks, and Visionaries Multimedia which includes videos recorded at global conferences featuring predictions about the Internet. One very fascinating area is the Early '90s Predictions. Here visitors can make their way through 4,200 statements made by a a range of people from 1990 to 1995 about the future of networked communications. The site is rounded out by the Kidzone/Teachers area, which features guides for teachers that will help them introduce concepts about the history and future of information sharing.
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