For over a decade Precursor® has been the leading research consultancy focused on anticipating, framing, and spotlighting emerging Internet irresponsibility problems, and devising and promoting responsible Internet solutions.
Precursor® has pioneered a new Internet research discipline, Macrointernetics™, the study of the systemic risks of universal Internet disruptions.
In early 2019, Precursor® Founder Scott Cleland coined the new term, “The Internet Reset” to describe the geopolitical secular change in Internet public policy, from an ungoverned, irresponsible, Wild West Internet, towards a more governed, responsible Internet.
In 2021, Cleland’s responsible Internet thought leadership included:
“The Internet Reset” is the geopolitical secular change in Internet public policy, from an ungoverned Wild West Internet, towards a more governed Internet, since most nations and the EU are establishing increasing sovereign government authority, rules, and control over the Internet that traverses their borders.
Precursor® Founder, Scott Cleland, was the first to identify the catalyst and inflection point that caused and drove the Internet Reset, and then organize the chaos of the nascent Internet Reset into coherent empirical frameworks and predictive models. He coined “the Internet Reset” term in early 2019.
26-year track record of anticipating and navigating Internet policy-related change for institutional investors/Fortune 100 firms.
Institutional Investor #1 independent telecom analyst in 2004 & 2005, for pioneering Change Research
8 Congressional subcommittees have sought his expert testimony a total of 16 times
Deputy United States Coordinator, International Communications & Information Policy, in the H.W. Bush Administration
U.S. State Dept. Advisory Committee Member for International Communications & Information Policy 2003-2014
Authored widely read Precursor Blog 2006-2018; first to document many key Internet policy, antitrust, and unaccountability problems precipitating the Techlash.
For more please see: ScottCleland.com
As an investment analyst, Cleland was the first to anticipate and navigate:
As an industry Internet strategist, Cleland was first to anticipate and document:
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