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Ubiquitous Connectivity: Be Careful What You Wish For, Warn Researchers

Broadband's Impact, Privacy December 1st, 2009

SAN FRANCISCO, December 1, 2009 – Technophiles and U.S. policymakers have spent decades promising the public that a ubiquitously-networked society would be a people-powered-utopia filled with useful, actionable information. President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign is the most prominent example of how internet-enabled social networks have fundamentally changed the fabric of our society.

But a thoughtless rush to make the internet pervasive, and to connect with one another socially online could in fact poison the delicately-balanced relationships that exist in the rapidly vanishing concept of the “offline” world, warned several leading thinkers at an annual conference on innovation on Tuesday.

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