Here’s how to fix the future of the internet, suggests ISOC
What if security software shut some countries out of the global internet, or some people out of their local shopping mall? What if data centers were set up in poorer countries or communities — but only to serve richer users elsewhere?
The Internet Society (ISOC) has imagined a dystopian multiverse of possible tech futures as a way to provoke discussion about how the internet could take a wrong turn. And it wants you and your company to help keep things on the right path.
ISOC has identified six forces driving change on the internet — among them artificial intelligence, cyber threats, and interactions between the internet and the physical world — and is concerned about the effect they will have on personal freedoms and rights, on media and society, and on the digital divides that are forming among different social groups.