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Future of the Internet 'in the year 2020 could bring a new kind of literacy, the experts say
A decade from now, Google is not going to make us "stupid," the Internet can make us more literate in different ways and efforts to protect the anonymity of individuals will be even more difficult to achieve, according to many experts surveyed to see the "Future Internet" on 2020.Pew Internet & American Life Project and Elon University Imagining the Internet Center asked nearly 895 technology "stakeholders and the critics" about their expectations for the Internet 10 years from now. Among those asked: the representatives of the Institute for the Future, the Association of Internet Researchers, professors, lawyers and Internet privacy, Internet pioneer and those in the business world.
One of the questions they ask is whether Google, in some ways is a metaphor for the ease of information on the Internet, "will make a fool" because of society's over-reliance on search engines and the Web for everything from easily copied to the address of school report to "Googling" prospective applicants or employees.
The idea was aimed at the year 2008 story for The Atlantic titled "Is Google Making Us Stupid?" by author Nicholas Carr.