What will cyberspace look like in 2025?

Microsoft released a new report Monday – “Cyberspace 2025: Today’s Decisions, Tomorrow’s Terrain” –that anticipates future catalysts for change in cyberspace, reports J. Paul Nicholas, senior director for the company’s Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy.

The Cyber 2025 Model, developed to determine potential cyber trends, also reveals several interesting projections about the future of cyberspace, such as an analysis that shows there will be only about 16 million graduates from STEM programs (science, technology, engineering and math) per year to advance information and communications technology and services. (Contrast this with almost 5 billion people online and tens of billions of connected devices.)

This report gives policymakers, business leaders and other decision makers a framework for evaluating today’s policy decisions and making them more data-driven, as well as dedicating resources to support them.

To find out more about the report and cyberspace in 2025, head over to Microsoft on the Issues to read the rest of Nicholas’ post, or check out the related digital story entitled Cyberspace 2025.

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Athima Chansanchai
Microsoft News Center Staff