Three Possible Network Future Scenarios

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Network Futures



"These are first drafts of three possible network futures, prepared for discussion at the Networked Publics Conference (Annenberg Center for Communication, April 28-29, 2006.) They were meant to stimulate debate during the conference.

Scenario 1: NeutralNet

What could happen if congress passed a network neutrality law?

Scenario 2: TCNOtopia

What if Telcos and Cable companies were in complete control of the networks' future?

Scenario 3: Automata

What if ad-hoc, self-organizing mesh networks were all we needed to communicate?" (