The Imagining the Internet Center's mission is to explore and provide insights into emerging network innovations, global development, dynamics, diffusion and governance. Its research holds a mirror to humanity's use of communications technologies, informs policy development, exposes potential futures and provides a historic record.
The Center is a network of Elon University faculty, students, staff, alumni, advisers, and friends working to identify, explore and engage with the challenges and opportunities of evolving communications forms and issues. They investigate the tangible and potential pros and cons of new‐media channels through active research. Among the spectrum of issues addressed are power, politics, privacy, property, augmented and virtual reality, control, and the rapid changes spurred by accelerating technology.
The Imagining the Internet Center sponsors work that brings people together to share their visions for the future of communications and the future of the world.