Here are some questions that have been proposed as possibilities for this year’s survey so far:
- CLOUD COMPUTING is the primary emerging issue being discussed at this IGF. What are the most important positives and negatives of cloud computing?
- Now a MOBILE INTERNET question: One reason cloud computing is predicted to grow is the growth of the mobile Internet. What do you see as the biggest challenge, opportunity or change that the mobile revolution brings?
- A HUMAN RIGHT? Is Internet access a fundamental human right? Explain. Why?
- THE INTERNET FIVE YEARS FROM NOW: Intermediaries are at work as the Internet grows and people seek security, convenience, information filters, and so on. Five years from now will the Internet be more open and accessible, about the same, or less so? Explain.
- ABOUT IGF: Why is IGF important? How can it be improved?
- YOUR HOPE FOR THE FUTURE: What is your greatest hope for the future of the Internet?
- YOUR CONCERN FOR THE FUTURE: What is your greatest fear or concern for the future of the Internet?
- IN ONE WORD: Describe the future of the Internet in one word.
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Have an excellent conference. I will not be in Vilnius due to other obligations, but I hope to catch some of the action online. Be sure to find Kirsten, Sam, Drew and Glenn and visit with them.
Janna Quitney Anderson
Director of Imagining the Internet
Associate Professor of Communications