The Pew Research Center is soliciting answers for a "Future of the Internet" survey that asks a bunch of thought-provoking questions about the security of the Internet of Things; social cohesion in a social media-dominated public sphere; education and innovation; automation and robots taking our jobs; machine learning and justice; and the tone of the online public sphere in the next 10 years.
I often cite and rely on Pew reports, and the survey's questions really made me think hard. If you're reading this, there's a good chance you have strong opinions on this, too. You can help out Pew by taking the survey.
Thank you for taking a few minutes to share your thoughts tied to five important questions about how internet trends might evolve in the next 10 years. You will be given the option to remain completely anonymous, or you can take credit by name for any or all of your answers. The questions will invite you to consider the likely future of: the tone of social discourse online, education innovation for future skills, the opportunities and challenges of the Internet of Things and algorithm-based everything, and trust in online interaction. There are also a few general demographic questions we gather to use only for statistical purposes.
For all these questions, please give your best assessment of where you expect we will be in the next decade. This may not be the future you would prefer – but please select the future you expect is most likely. You will be able to elaborate on your hopes for the future in your written answers….
Pew Research Center 2016 Future of the Internet Survey [Survey Monkey]
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