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Wolfgang Kleinwaechter, Professor, University of Aharus

The Future of the Internet: Social Networks, Internet of Things and Webfreedom or Digital Division, Control and Cyberwar?

The statement discusses opportunities and risks fueled by the development of the Internet in the next decade. It looks into options of bridging the digital divide, broadening Internet services and introducing innovative devices and applications, such as the Internet of services, the Internet of things, clout computing, etc. The statement also looks into risks associated with the future of the Internet such as its possible fragmentation, misuse of the Internet for illegal activities, including terrorism and wars. Finally, it discusses the role of multistakeholderism in managing the challenges the Internet will face in the future.

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