Leading internet security website sets out their vision for the future of the web. The internet has become a dark digital dystopia of microtransactions, privacy invasions and fake news.
A new interactive simulation created by TheBestVPN reveals what the internet could be like in ten years.
Net neutrality is the principle that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) should treat all data passing through the internet equally. In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) enshrined this in law.
In theory, this prevents ISPs throttling certain websites or prioritising websites that pay for special treatment. But in 2017, the FCC had the principle repealed to force more investment in broadband infrastructure.
There is concern at the level of control this gives ISPs over consumers’ internet usage, especially as many Americans only have one or two realistic broadband options.
Although this is currently an internal US debate, there could be major repercussions for the rest of the world.
If the worst comes to the worst, the internet as we know it could be very different.
That’s where the simulation comes in. We’ve taken the most insidious ways the internet could change and dialled it up to eleven.
The simulation includes:
A biased news site written by sinister AI robots.
A social media platform that lets you pay to read private messages you’re mentioned in and stalk your friends.
An online store offering drone delivery and super aggressive sales tactics
We’ve also added the ability to share with your friends how big a bill you’d rack up in 2029. Don’t worry, this won’t actually cost you anything. Yet…
To see for yourself, the simulation can be viewed here: https://thebestvpn.com/internet-2029/