Information Age

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The Information Age (also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age) is a historic period in the 21st century characterized by the rapid shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based on information technology.wikipedia
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Digital Revolution

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The onset of the Information Age is associated with the Digital Revolution, just as the Industrial Revolution marked the onset of the Industrial Age.
Analogous to the Agricultural Revolution and Industrial Revolution, the Digital Revolution marked the beginning of the Information Age.

Knowledge economy

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This is accepted overwhelmingly by participants throughout the entire economic activities for efficacy purposes, and new economic incentives would then be indigenously encouraged, such as the knowledge economy.
Other than the agricultural-intensive economies and labor-intensive economies, the global economy is in transition to a "knowledge economy", as an extension of an "information society" in the Information Age led by innovation.

Mark Zuckerberg

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However, as demonstrated by Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook, it now seems possible for a group of relatively inexperienced people with limited capital to succeed on a large scale.
Vanity Fair magazine named Zuckerberg number 1 on its 2010 list of the Top 100 "most influential people of the Information Age".

World Wide Web

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This expanded to become the Internet (coined in 1974), and then the World Wide Web in 1989.
The World Wide Web has been central to the development of the Information Age and is the primary tool billions of people use to interact on the Internet.

Fiber-optic communication

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Eventually, Information and Communication Technology—computers, computerized machinery, fiber optics, communication satellites, internet, and other ICT tools—became a significant part of the economy.
First developed in the 1970s, fiber-optics have revolutionized the telecommunications industry and have played a major role in the advent of the Information Age.

Information and communications technology

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Eventually, Information and Communication Technology—computers, computerized machinery, fiber optics, communication satellites, internet, and other ICT tools—became a significant part of the economy.
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Imagination age

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Imagination age – hypothesized successor of the information age: a period in which creativity and imagination become the primary creators of economic value
The imagination age is a theoretical period beyond the information age where creativity and imagination will become the primary creators of economic value.

Moore's law

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Moore's law, which was formulated around 1965, calculated that the number of transistors in a dense integrated circuit doubles approximately every two years.
Automated, potentially lossless digital technologies allowed vast increases in the rapidity of information growth in an era that now sometimes is called the Information Age.

Internet governance

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Given the crossborder, decentralized nature of the internet, an enabling environment for media freedom in the digital age requires global multi-stakeholder cooperation and shared respect for human rights.

Continuous wave

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Izuo Hayashi's invention of the continuous wave semiconductor laser in 1970 led directly to the light sources in fiber-optic communication, laser printers, barcode readers, and optical disc drives, commercialized by Japanese entrepreneurs, and opening up the field of optical communications.
Optical communication in turn provided the hardware basis for internet technology, laying the foundations for the Digital Revolution and Information Age.

Information society

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The Information Age is somewhat limiting, in that it refers to a 30-year period between the widespread use of computers and the knowledge economy, rather than an emerging economic order.

Digital transformation

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Information explosion

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Social Age

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Social Age encompasses both societal and technological changes succeeding the Information Age.

The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture

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Castells, Manuel. (1996-98). The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, 3 vols. Oxford: Blackwell.
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History of the world

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The Information Age (also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age) is a historic period in the 21st century characterized by the rapid shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based on information technology.

21st century

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The Information Age (also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age) is a historic period in the 21st century characterized by the rapid shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based on information technology.

Industrial Revolution

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The Information Age (also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age) is a historic period in the 21st century characterized by the rapid shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based on information technology.

Efficacy

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This is accepted overwhelmingly by participants throughout the entire economic activities for efficacy purposes, and new economic incentives would then be indigenously encouraged, such as the knowledge economy.

Newspaper

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Information in the Primary Information age was handled by Newspaper, Radio and Television.

Radio

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Information in the Primary Information age was handled by Newspaper, Radio and Television.

Television

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Information in the Primary Information age was handled by Newspaper, Radio and Television.

Internet

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This expanded to become the Internet (coined in 1974), and then the World Wide Web in 1989. The Secondary Information Age was developed by Internet, Satellite televisions and Mobile phones.

Satellite television

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The Secondary Information Age was developed by Internet, Satellite televisions and Mobile phones.