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What do you think the Internet will be like 10 years from now?

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posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 04:29 AM
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I was thinking about this a few days ago, how different will things look ten years from now?



In 2003 there was a hell of a lot more freedom than there is now online. Things aren't what they once were. People are inclined to pussy foot around how they feel now, in the event they may offend someone accidentally. To me, that's wrong, and somewhat creepy. That isn't true democracy.

I would love to know how you people view the future of the Internet, and what changes might take place. I will leave it at that for now.




posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 04:35 AM
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posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 04:37 AM
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posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 04:45 AM
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a reply to: Sapphire

10 years ago, 2007, the internet looked like it does now, just not quite as refined. I started with the internet in 2000. One of my most used programs, Cubase, still looks like it did back then. Most of the internet is the same. In ten years time it will be like now, but a little more ironed out and obviously some new stuff will happen.

Perhaps it will be more controlled? Though personally I am even more outspoken now than I was years ago and don't have any particular problems other than annoying mods at Guardian and here occasionally. Though I don't often get a post deleted, except when I get angry and over the top and I regard that more like having an editor to save me from my more stupid outbursts.

I think the internet is like TV. There will be add ons like cable companies and Sky do, changes from analogue to digital, aerial to satellite; those kind of changes. I am speaking longer term now. I think something new will come along before long as tech will outgrow the internet. That will be as much of a surprise as the internet was in the twentieth century and the world will experience it in one go now we are all hooked up.

Nationalism, nations, they are becoming dinosaurs. Young people will not care about national identity any longer; they don't already, my niece doesn't even have any grasp of nationalism, but she goes off traveling all around the world. Much healthier than what I had to grow up with.

We are going to have a lot of environmental problems. This will impact in so many ways, from food production to resources and movement of people. Even with just one small problem like North African/Middle East civil war has caused Europe a big headache with migration, one that it is trying to manage in a humane way.

The internet will just carry on reflecting and aiding its human creators, across the spectrum of positive and negative behavior and intent.


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posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 04:46 AM
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a reply to: Sapphire

Less freedom's for a start, less like the internet we know today but there is an upside, part of the control will also stop open child abuse across the net, limit porn with it's socially harmful and harmful to young mind's problem's etc, the downside is that once they get it under there thumb free speech is also then lost.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 04:46 AM
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a reply to: Sapphire

That is actually a good question as the incremental creep of "control of content" marches on at an ever expanding rate.. You can theorize full blow 1984 where any content is approved by TPTB... Sad really for those who like to use their own brain powered filter for likely truth.

Many Asian countries filter content and even block entire web sights that the local yokels feel are inappropriate for their masses. That is all after every electronic message sent goes through their less than transparent central station for intercepts. Just slows stuff down mostly.. But it is what it is and I see no end to the steady march of censorship.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 04:47 AM
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a reply to: Sapphire

I like to think some of that 'pussy footing' is western social media finding its level again. I mean the last few years have seen people being assholes to each other because they can. It's been a sport to be as abrasive and as offensive as possible. When I was a kid, graffiti on walls or in public bathrooms was where people got to write their shock horror messages to the world. Nowadays anyone over 6 can trawl the net and cuss out anyone.

I want a free internet and a mostly unregulated one. Unfortunately, prominent hate sites gain the attention of censorship. Kinda like North Korea as an analogy; they muddle along doing their thing and nobody cares. Start flinging mud and firing missiles and they get put back in their place. They asked for trouble and they got it like the hate sites. They've potentially become useful idiots or cats paws for wider programmes of censorship, surveillance and control. Thanks guys!


This is why we can't have nice things lol. It's because small-scale idiots and huge corporations enable the worst aspects of each other.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 04:59 AM
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I will go against the grain here and hope people can't hide behind the internet with their viciousness and ability to hurt others with horrible mean content without taking responsibility.

Today, we are so overtaken with hidden identities and personas that you never know who is reading or writing anything and that's dangerous.

Perhaps "personal responsibility" and consciousness of meaning and content will come to the forefront of intelligent and well-meaning discourse again and the viral isidiousness of violent and angry people can find some "help" to rid themselves of unhealthy behavior; the internet just feeds them-not healthy and could be dangerous.

And get rid of key boards all together-I hate typing and the voice translation at this moment is poor or too expensive/and lighter computers with less bulk and more power/all of course less expensively. Maybe better facetime with touch, handshakes and hugs. More humanity.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 05:00 AM
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a reply to: Revolution9

Don't know what internet you used but back in 2000 the internet looked completely different.
No adverts, far more results on search engines, far more interesting websites by individuals.
You were still quite anonymous and could swear or troll or say whatever you liked and there was no 'internet police' or offended people [I wasn't a troll but I sure told my opinion in no uncertain words]. What they did back then was tell you off or ban you from the site. Simple as that.

I used to spend hours on the internet, finding new stuff and looking at almost unlimited images, which included everything.
Not some pre chosen lot of 70 images.
I am using Duckduckgo and you only get 30 images. Back in the day you put a word in and got millions of hits.

There were no big all encompassing websites like reddit or facetwat for example, instead you found good websites through [also private] sites that collected links.

There was no deep web, as the whole web was deep. You could still get the deepest, darkest things straight to your computer.

Nobody was moaning about losing their livelihood without adverts, all sites were done by people who wanted to share something and not rake in cheap money for crap content.

Nobody told you to switch off your Adblock, because it wasn't necessary.

There were more than one big search engine. No google god.

So, please enlighten me how the internet looked exactly the same? Because it didn't. Or maybe you are fibbing, saying you've been on it since 2000.
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posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 05:01 AM
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a reply to: Kandinsky
Thank you for your reply. Believe me, i despise msn, and adhere their control over People by those who feel special or better than the rest of us. Yes like North Korea, i agree. I guess i'm too analytical, i'm always looking to the 'why's' when i view things like war, and why fighting is so important. It's not, but people still defend it.

If i was God, i would create peace, not war. And we would all live similar to the monks and shamans of this world, with peace harmony and love, and i know there are many here on this forum who would agree.


I would be happy atop a mountain with a sheet for clothing, fire, hunting skills and someone who loved me. That's how simplistic i could live, if it came down to it. I prefer living simply, to someone who needed their ego fed constantly. I don't think i could live with someone like that, it would drive me insane. lol. Those of us who are aware, understand.

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posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 05:02 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Yes indeed i agree. I hope things change soon, we need change, for the better of mankind.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 05:03 AM
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a reply to: Sapphire

I think we've been witnessing something that always happens when big corporations enter the game and start exploiting the "oil fields" (think big data, advertising, marketing, tracking etc.).

The territory lost by the traditional corporations since the rise of the internet is slowly being conquered back. Some old ones perished, some new players emerged gaining unprecedented power over us, the sheeple.

Sure, there have been some improvements, like algorithms driven by AI and big data helping us find what we're looking for with much more efficiency than in the past. Or the evolution of mobile internet, social media, VR, machine/deep learning and so on. Sold under the guise of providing a better user experience, some of this is likely also necessary to design superior AI in future (for the good or the bad, who knows).

But in the end, I guess the past decade was more about exploiting the end consumer. I'm sure the internet of the future has nice things in store for us, but there will certainly also be some pretty ugly side effects.

Just my two cents

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posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 05:05 AM
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a reply to: Justso

The character of the internet is defined by it's users, good and intelligence users make a high quality experience, ten years ago and before that it was still mainly enthusiasts, copyright was not an issue, at least no where near what it is today, data sharing was the goal and it kiddie fiddlers had not yet taken it over for there filthy deviant habit's.
Today there is not one internet but many, the dark web exists were most of the evil one's have gone but also a good bit of the normal traffic now uses it because they seem to think it is safer.
It won't be the same believe me as it is today, most internet traffic will become mainly cell/smart phone and tablet traffic, home PC users will be less and less catered for and most nation's will have nation side internet control's including blocking entire region's much like China does today.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 05:06 AM
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I think whatever happens, it will all be the lefts fault.




posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 05:07 AM
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a reply to: Jefferton

lol



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 05:10 AM
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a reply to: Sapphire



If i was God, i would create peace, not war. And we would all live similar to the monks and shamans of this world, with peace harmony and love, and i know there are many here on this forum who would agree.



Sounds ideal and it's always human nature that causes us all to stumble.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 05:10 AM
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a reply to: Sapphire

The internet of things, currently all about how tech can make life easier by talking to your fridge or pantry and ordering your groceries according to information gleaned. What an innovation?!!! Not.


Your fridge will grass you up to the interwebs and your order will include the 5 a day you did not want and deny you the six pack you did want. The health nanny will pay a visit and nag you about your alcohol consumption, how many units your are permitted and no excuses for using up all your weekly allowance in one day. You won't be able to log onto any other site until you have had your techy warning/lecture/fascist health instructions.


Next, your things thing will decide your fridge is obsolete, order another for delivery and auto deduct monthly sum + interest from your account.


Did you just make a post on the things thing about how you do not like being dictated to about what you imbibe or when you should replace your fridge? Oh dear! Control freak goo-goo will get you for that, dare to disagree or disobey? Another auto deduction to cover the mandatory fines for disobedience.


Next, your account will be in the red and until it is cleared down, you will be allocated only one loaf of bread for the family of 5 you sweat your balls off for 50hrs a week and no six pack to ease the days end.


In 10yrs time, nobody will be able to sign up to any web service without providing bank details, address, DOB, blood type, social-eco group, racial group, gender, sexuality etc. All the stuff on the things thing will be manufactured by the half dozen mega corps who will ensure no govt will deny them their self perceived right to know everything about you, all the better to sell you stuff you do not need and relieve you of your hard earned readies.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 05:13 AM
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originally posted by: Sapphire
In 2003 there was a hell of a lot more freedom than there is now online. Things aren't what they once were. People are inclined to pussy foot around how they feel now, in the event they may offend someone accidentally. To me, that's wrong, and somewhat creepy. That isn't true democracy.


Putting aside the claim that the internet isn't democratic (would you want it to be?), the network is so non-hierarchical that the present state of affairs doesn't seem likely to last.

The current 'outrage culture' is being driven by social media use. Before, you would join a messageboard full of like-minded people and have a debate on the things that interested you. IOW the internet consisted of subcultures. Now, social media encourages people to fire off their thoughts into the general public's awareness, and this lack of ability to discriminate has unpredictable knock-on results.

If social media use declines (and I think in the long-term, it will) modes of communication will change in unexpected ways. Perhaps we are already seeing it - da yoof are apparently bigger fans of messaging apps than of social media these days. Which makes sense because they are more intimate and you can set up your own little community/clique/gang/whatever and not be read by anyone else.

FWIW, I think the crunch point will definitely come if Mark Zuckerberg is elected US President. US citizens have been fairly sanguine about bulk interception, perhaps because it was sold to them as a national security concern during the W Bush years. That tide would probably turn under a President whose world-spanning corporation monitors its users' emotions for feedback, controls what news they see, and accumulates personal data at a terrifying rate for sale to private corporations.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 05:15 AM
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a reply to: jeep3r

Thank you for your two cents, it will go down in history with the rest of our replies, guaranteed!

The past 17 years have as you said, be very exploitive, and now we're aware of it, we're seeing it. What i'm concerned about is, how are we going to deal with it, should it get out of hand. Humanity hasn't always been free and we need to understand that protecting our freedoms means everything. Will the Millenials stand up for everyones rights? Or will they cave in to their brainwashing?

Twenty years from now, people may look back and wonder why we were so filled with a lack of definacy, a lack of will. Or, if we change things, they will stand tall and be proud that humanity stood up for truth.

I hope the latter is the end result. It's all that counts.



posted on Sep, 2 2017 @ 05:24 AM
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a reply to: Sapphire

Did I really write "exploiting the mine fields"? That must have been a Freudian slip, I of course meant oil fields. Now corrected.

It sometimes feels like being in a mine field, though!




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