I have just read a recent study of the European Union “Trends in connectivity technologies and their socioeconomic impacts”. The study explores especially the question “What does the future of a connected Information Society look like and how should we prepare our overall ICT strategy and related policies to become the globally leading knowledge society?”.
In particular I found the trends or actually trend clusters that are identified in this study interesting:
- Development of a Common communications infrastructure
- Evolution towards Computing as an ubiquitous utility
- The convergence of humans and computers
- The emergence of the Intelligent Web
If you are interested to read more, please find a press release with a link to download the complete study.