One thing that one may say for sure about the Internet of 2020 is that we know nothing for sure. We can predict that everything will be changing faster that we predict now. Taking this into account experts of the session were not really trying to imagine how the digital world in 11 years will look like but rather shared some of their ideas about trends.
One of the trends that were discussed a lot was about social networks – a still growing phenomenon of nowadays Internet. Different issues were raised. Firstly, that people already started to lose faith in social networking. Secondly, that it is not clear how in the future information one’s posted on social network may be used by other people and can it be used against that person. Thirdly, that the face of social networks will be change a lot. It was suggested that the facebook will change into faceroom. The latter will provide possibility for users to put on own page favorite movies, favorite music, favorite pictures, books and so on.
Big change may also happen with public service media. With Internet growth such media may lose its obligation to disseminate information to the public. Rather it may be just obliged to create content and to make it awaliable on-line.