Free Internet Will Be Provided For All That Need It
- Hypothetical Timeline: Between 2035 to 2050
Due to the massive growth in artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality, virtual assistants, as well as much more that is yet to come – we’ll be a society reliant on its technology. Since most of this tech will need at least some connection to the internet, we cannot expect people to live their lives paying an outrageous sum for their internet. It’ll likely be in use much more as time goes on, making it a major need.
That is when national governments will choose to offer a public internet service that will be completely free. It’ll suck at first but soon will become as good as many other services. Private companies will choose to help here, making better services to choose from. Thus bringing their costs down to compete. The services might mostly be used for businesses over your random person at home, yet it could be affordable for all. That said, the internet will be free but private companies can still offer their service to help with issues the government-internet does not.