This essay examines four possible trajectories for global internet growth through the macrolens of an old American West metaphor. The essay attempts to postulate four possible alternative futures. Sustained growth of the internet is not a given and may depend heavily upon outside factors that involve a rich blending of social, technological, and regulatory, factors combined with an economically viable business climate.
Journal of Futures Studies / Vol. 20, No. 4, pp.99-106