Saturday, February 20, 2010

The net in 2020-how twitter will be on your reading list and how google will make us cleverer

Pew have released another report into the future of the internet based on a survey of 900 Internet stakeholders.

It reveals some new perspectives on how the Net is affecting human intelligence and the ways that information is being shared.

The majority believe that that the Internet and search engines will enhance human intelligence by 2020.

Far from the saying that Google will make us stupid,many believe the ooposite.

The smartest person in the world could well be behind a plow in China or India. Providing universal access to information will allow such people to realize their full potential, providing benefits to the entire world."
that quote not surprsingly comes from Google.

As to the twitter effect,I liked this from Gene Spafford,

Most writing online is devolving toward SMS and tweets that involve quick, throwaway notes with abbreviations and threaded references. This is not a form of lasting communication. In 2020 there is unlikely to be a list of classic tweets and blog posts that every student and educated citizen should have read."

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