Internet of the Future will make this digital world a reality. An Internet which over the next ten years will make people, society and the economy in general much more connected, a fact which will affect and transform all aspects of life.
People will be closer to each other than ever, and distance and time factors will become shorter, thanks to the Internet of People. We will take a step toward a hyperconnected society, in which the option to communicate with others will be not only permanent and universal, but also available through different kinds of media, and by using numerous devices. Communication services will support one-to-one, one-to-many and many-to-many forms of communication, combining voice, text, images, video, telepresence, 3D video and even holograms, and allowing the above methods to complement one another.
Objects will communicate amongst themselves, and people with those things. And the things will not necessarily be digital. The evolution of Internet of the Future will lead to a digital translation of the physical world, enabling the latter to be permanently connected. This is what we call Internet of things.
Information, content, products and services will be more readily available. Thanks to the network, they will also be closer to people, thereby setting up a more accessible world. Its basis will be an Internet of Intelligence providing us with increased capabilities and placing the Internet of the Future's full potential at the service of the people.
On the other hand, the combination of extended use of information technologies and communication services in different productive sectors and public services will set up an Internet of Services. Rather than merely improving services themselves, it will help them to transform their own sectors and make them more productive and sustainable.
All of the above will make up the Internet of the Future, advanced Internet based on a ubiquitous, high-capacity network, which will provide us with communication services in a way that will be both transparent and user-focused. Its network infrastructures will provide mass services while adhering to security and privacy standards and keeping context and personalisation in mind for each case. The network will enable Internet of the Future by building the bridge we need to cross the gap separating the digital and non-digital worlds.