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The Future of the Internet

There are forces at work that could change the Internet as we know it. We're looking at what could happen to the Internet in the future.
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The Internet is one of the most fundamental and important tools of our time. Never before have we seen such opportunities for human empowerment, technical innovation, social development, and economic growth – opportunities that span the globe and touch everyone in its reach.

But we can’t afford to take the Internet -- or its future -- for granted. 

In March, we started a project at the Internet Society to look ahead and think about future scenarios for the Internet. 

These answers gave us more insight on what could change the Internet as we know it.

In June we ran a second survey to see how these forces could change over the next 5-7 years. 

We received responses from around the world and are now analyzing your answers.  Thank you so much for participating! 

Here’s what happens next:

  • Consultation on preliminary findings and possible Internet futures - Quarter 4 2016
  • Release report on forces of change impacting the future of the Internet and Future Internet Scenarios - Quarter 1 2017
  • Recommendations for creating the future Internet we want - Quarter 2 2017

Watch for more details as we examine the forces of change you shared with us.