This Report is the seventh Poland's NHDR. It differs from its predecessors for its aim is to show perspectives for the future rather than to analyze the current state of affairs. This Report reflects on what the Global Information Society will be like and what are the challenges and threats Poland will face in order to emerge as a member of this global society. What will be the people's roles? What will be the key to human development in this society? How will this society and its institutions be organized? Not all these questions are precisely answered in the Report. However it points out Poland's development trends, new threats and new challenges.