NYTimes article on prognostications about Internet futures.
The survey (Pew Internet Life) results solidly confirm what media watchers may already know (and
perhaps fear): that the Internet and the rise of the blogger are expected to
drive greater change in the news media and publishing industries than in any
other sector of society. Internet specialists also expect broad changes in
education and working life, and 50 percent of respondents say they believe –
despite all of the lawsuits filed by the recording and movie industries against
online pirates – that the vast majority of Internet users will still be freely
trading digital materials via anonymous networks by 2014.