Hyperconnected World
Introduction
 

Hyperconnectivity is increasing digital interconnection of people - and things - anytime and anyplace. By 2020, it is estimated that 50 billion networked devices will underpin our societies and economies, as well as our lives. As networked devices become ubiquitous and society becomes awash with data, this trend will only accelerate, creating a hyperconnected world. Social, political and economic implications of this change are only beginning to be understood. Key to these implications will be our decisions on how we use this technology. What are the standards, policies, norms and values that need to be developed? To build a better hyperconnected world, we will have to grasp the nature of the opportunities and challenges we are facing.