This report contains a review of technology trends underlying the future Internet Society. It assesses the possible future socio-economic impacts; as well as the changing business models that are likely to emerge in the next 5 to 10 years. The ultimate objective of the study is to make future policy recommendations for the successor programme to the current EU’s ICT strategy: the i2010 programme. The project involved trend analysis, econometric modelling, desk research, interviews, a survey, scenario development and gaming.
Table of Contents
Analysis of Technology Trends
Projecting the future: Scenarios for tech trend development and impact assessment
Impact Assessment: Economic, social, and business models
Policy Implications of the Internet of X
International policy comparison: US, Japan, Canada, and South Korea
Recommendations: A policy framework for the Internet of X
Tech Trend Summary Tables
Identifying and mapping the scenario dimensions
Framework for analysis of Economic Impacts
Cases studies of policy frameworks in Japan, US, South Korea and the OECD
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