The increasing popularization of computer applications, especially in mobile devices, could make Internet browsing less open and more compartmentalized, said a report by the Pew Research Center in the United States. According to Study Global Internet Usage Around the World Have Rapidly Increased in Past 3 Years which is around 1 billion new users.
More than a third (35%) of the experts consulted pointed out that by 2020 the majority will prefer to use applications both for work and for entertainment, and the web will be considered less important and useful than in the past.
“Instead of addicted to television there will be addicts to the applications,” said Giacomo Mazzone, head of European Union radio and television, quoted by this poll published on Thursday.
“There will be a digital divide once again, this will be between those who prefer to use applications and those who build roads or search on their own to find the necessary solutions,” he added.
The Internet could become a hybrid model that combines open searches to obtain information or content with the use of applications (“apps”) made to measure, said the respondents, The Increasing number of Global Internet Users in increase much high in the upcoming years.
“Technology experts generally believe that the mobile revolution, the popularity of specific applications, the monetization of online products and services and innovations in cloud computing will lead to an evolution of the internet,” he said. the study.
“Some experts say that although you can earn a lot, you may lose more if an ‘ app ‘ (widespread application expansion) of the web occurs,” he said.
A little over a thousand experts were surveyed for the Internet and Life Project of the Pew Research Center, which investigated how people will share and obtain information online by 2020.
The ability of ” apps ” to meet specific needs becomes a double-edged sword; that simplifies life and creates ” walled gardens ” and a lack of the gift of discovering things by chance, “said venture capitalist Richard Titus in the survey.
“The web is about discovery and the unforeseen, it’s about finding something we were not looking for Losing that would be to reverse our progress as human beings, the intellectual equivalent of burning a digital book .”
Some, however, relativize this risk. “The closed bubbles created by the applications market, Facebook and other private spaces will multiply and disappear soon, and people will continue to meet in open spaces,” said Jerry Michalski , consultant with the Institute for the future (Institute for the future), a nonprofit research agency based in the heart of Silicon Valley.