Launched as part of its R&D work, the “Technology Backdrop” survey – which went online for the first time in 2008 – was designed by AFNIC with the support of its Scientific Council and the INIT Company. The purpose of the survey is to produce a common overview of current technological trends.
Based on forecasts made by respondents to the survey, the backdrop consists of two types of assertions concerning trends. First, the basis of the backdrop consists of items on which there is consensus. Then, forecasts on which sub-populations of respondents disagree are used to integrate alternative scenarios into the backdrop.
Internet users and professionals are invited to complete the online survey, which is available in French and English:
To see the results of the first edition of the AFNIC “Technology Backdrop” survey: