The Internet of the future

Challenges and prospects for Switzerland (2008-2011)


Opportunities and risks of the Internet of the future

Developments of the Internet offer Internet users and companies new opportunities, the common element of which will be the optimisation of data exchanges. But, just as we have seen with the first generation Web, technological innovation raises social, legal, political and economic questions which should be analysed and discussed.

Why conduct a TA-SWISS study on the Internet of the future?

In view of the hold that the Internet has on our daily lives and on the economy, TA-SWISS has launched a long-term project which aims to clarify the current and future shapes of the Web, to highlight the challenges arising from it, and to stimulate reflection and debate.


Executive Summary of the Expert-report
in German, French and Italien

Report of the participatory process
Dialogue Internet and I
Available in German, French and Italian

Report of the PubliTalks
Available in German, French and Italian

Citizen recommendations (German, French, Italien)


Supported by

  • Dr Sergio Bellucci, Centre for Technology Assessment (TA-SWISS)
  • Charlotte Sgier de Cerf, Coordination office, information society, OFCOM
  • Dr Pascal Sieber, The Innovation Promotion Agency CTI

Persons participating

TA-SWISS Project supervisors

  • Dr Danielle Bütschi, TA-SWISS

Supervisory group

  • Dr Fulvio Caccia, President TA-SWISS , (Chairman of the supervisory group)
  • Florence Bettschart, Fédération Romande des Consommateurs, Lausanne
  • Dr Thomas Dübendorfer, Google, Zurich
  • Prof. Christa Dürscheid, Deutsches Seminar, University of Zurich
  • Dr. Olivier Glassey, Observatoire Science, Politique et Société, Université de Lausanne
  • Stéphane Koch, Internet Society Geneva
  • Prof. Friedemann Mattern, Department of Computer Science, Institute for Pervasive Computing, ETH Zurich
  • Prof. Thomas Merz-Abt, University of Teacher Education of Zurich (PHZH)
  • Dr Gérald Page, Brown & Page, Avocats, Geneva
  • Prof. Bernhard PlattnerComputer Engineering and Networks Laboratory, ETH Zurich
  • Charlotte Sgier de Cerf, Coordination office, information society, OFCOM, Bienne
  • Dr Pascal Sieber, CTI The Innovation Promotion Agency, Berne
  • Detlef Vögeli, Stapferhaus, Lenzburg


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