The revolution in communication and information technology will have profound implications for all of those involved in the creation, production and dissemination of information, whether they are involved in scientific research, education, cultural, entertainment or commercial pursuits. On the one hand, this revolution will put at their disposal powerful new creative tools and means of reaching their audiences, whether they are local or global. On the other hand, this revolution raises new issues related to the ownership, control, diversity and flows of information. If all of these visions materialize, it is certainly the case that every aspect of life will be transformed.
This, in a few words, summarizes the consensus that I see emerging around the world on the communication networks and services of the future. It is an inspiring vision. The question is, how can we realize it?