Intertitle: What are your hopes for the future Internet? Your fears? What action should be taken now for the best future?
Jean Armour Polly: Well you know the Internet back in the day was considered the Wild West. And then it got kind of civilized for a while but now it’s going back there. And a lot of these things were predicted, and we were told about them—we were warned about them. Things like loss of privacy and malevolence on the Internet and malware. We were warned, and a lot of us um, put on our rose-colored glasses and said oh well, let’s go chasing waterfalls anyway. And we did that. And there has to be more stringent concern about these issues than there is currently. I think it’s getting there, but I’m worried about it. I’m worried about it getting even worse. So that people would be abandoning parts of it. I mean we see people getting off Facebook for example now because they don’t like being a product of their personal information. And I think we’ll see more and more of that. I wish people knew more about two-factor authentication and some of these things that exist, but right now they’re all just sorta too geeky for people.
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