By 2020 much of the world’s population will connect to the Web using mobile devices, according to a new study by the Pew Internet and American Life Project. The report,“The Future of the Internet III,” included predictions from some 600 experts, including scholars and Internet stakeholders, about what path the Internet will take.
Of the respondents, 77 percent agreed that mobile devices, which will have greater computing power and will be more affordable, will be the primary tool used to connect to the Internet. The study also predicts that voice recognition and touch-based user interfaces will be more prevalent. By David DeBolt from Chronicle of Higher Education News.