Report results were repackaged for the purposes of best displaying them in this book—this is not a mere reprint of the reports as they were initially released. In addition, it should be noted that some of the extremely long remarks written by some Future of the Internet IV respondents in their survey elaborations were edited into a shorter form in order to share more people’s voices in this book version. The remarks that were edited retain the key statements made by respondents, in their own words, but may be missing some additional elucidation made in the original answer.
This book does not include thousands of extremely insightful comments that were made by the hundreds of survey participants who preferred to remain anonymous—many of them highly connected Internet authorities. You can read a large selection of the anonymous responses to the survey online at the site addresses listed above.
About The Survey And The Participants
Please note that this survey was primarily aimed at eliciting focused observations on the likely impact and influence of the Internet—not on a quantitative measure of the respondents’ choices from the pairs of predictive statements.
Survey participants were informed that “it is likely you will struggle with most or all of the choices and some may be impossible to decide;