Your Blogmeister’s Desk
I predict that on my 50th birthday, the internet will be both significantly less important overall and in the daily lives of almost all people, compared to what it is on my 40th birthday.
And I am making this prediction even outside of the possibility of economic collapse or some sort of catastrophe.
What am I driving at? Social media are driving us nuts and getting us at each other’s throats, and making people paranoid (sometimes justifiably so), and wearing down our trust in people and institutions. If SJWs and the NSA get any worse, and there’s nothing to prevent them from doing so, then I can easily see within the next decade people in large numbers deciding that this whole internet thing is for the birds, and use it a lot less.
I can also easily see a “back to the future” trend for the less important internet, that it reverts to a Web 1.0 sort of personality.