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Imagining the Internet: Personalities, Predictions, Perspectives

Science and Technics


by
Janna Quitney Anderson (Author) and Lee Rainie (Introduction author)

Book Details

Format: EPUB

Page count: 256 pages

File size: 988 KB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


In the early 1990s, people predicted the death of privacy, an end to the current concept of ‘property,’ a paperless society, 500 channels of high-definition interactive television, world peace, and the extinction of the human race after a takeover engineered by intelligent machines. Imagining the Internet zeroes in on predictions about the Internet’s future and revisits past predictions-and how they turned out. It gives the history of communications in a nutshell, illustrating the serious impact of pervasive networks and how they will change our lives over the next century.

In the early 1990s, people predicted the death of privacy, an end to the current concept of ‘property,’ a paperless society, 500 channels of high-definition interactive television, world peace, and the extinction of the human race after a takeover engineered by intelligent machines. Imagining the Internet zeroes in on predictions about the Internet’s future and revisits past predictions-and how they turned out. It gives the history of communications in a nutshell,… (more)

In the early 1990s, people predicted the death of privacy, an end to the current concept of ‘property,’ a paperless society, 500 channels of high-definition interactive television, world peace, and the extinction of the human race after a takeover engineered by intelligent machines. Imagining the Internet zeroes in on predictions about the Internet’s future and revisits past predictions-and how they turned out. It gives the history of communications in a nutshell, illustrating the serious impact of pervasive networks and how they will change our lives over the next century.

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