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1. What other advantages do you think the Internet2 project could
bring to our society?
Internet 2 will definitely propitiate more the development of knowledge and the access to better opportunities. For countries such as those that have few job resources it should also be a source of telework.
We are living in the information era, thus the high quality accompanied by the speed of services are the soul of this new phase where we live in. This phase is destined to shorten paths without losing focus.
The interactivity among students and among professors and students will undoubtly be of great importance; I say this because I am a professor in a distance education university, Universidad Estatal a Distancia, in Costa Rica and frankly I think that Internet 2 brings many
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2. In your opinion, should Internet2 be restricted to
educational purposes or should it include commercial opportunities?
No, the reason is that every educational project should contribute to the improvement of the quality of life of the people, which implies development of economies. If Internet 2 can assist in the development of commerce, that is, improve the access to goods and services to the peoples than it would be worthy to incorporate commercial opportunities.
I believe it should include commercial opportunities because commerce would be more agile and consequently would take better and greater information to the consumers. Of course I am also considering this would be possible if the costs of access are diminished.
It should include commercial opportunities.