March 6, 2012

Where Will Information Revolution Take Us?

In 1902, the first transatlantic telegraph cable was completed, breaking down geographical barriers to communication. In 1946, ENIAC, the world’s first computer was built, announcing the arrival of the digital era. The Internet completely changed our understanding of space and social relationships. Over the past 100 years, the advancement of information technology has moved way beyond science fiction. Though information revolution brought with it the democratization of information and instant communication, it also led to information overload and deterioration of relationships. In an era that emphasizes better, faster, and cheaper, what will the future look like?

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The Virtual Revolution—The Great Levelling
Produced by: BBC
Kenyan farmers to Al Gore, the former Vice President of the United States, the platform created by the Internet has shattered traditional social networks. This is an unprecedented revolution.

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