Information Technical achievements
In today's world, many are forced to recognize that important new technical breakthroughs have temporarily changed the balance of military and economic power.
Even the very survival of our planet has become a subject of research, yet many of us assume that no matter how technically the means by which nations exercise their geopolitical interests, those same interests remain the same. However, this view is always incredible.
The added developments in science and technology that we often summarize as the, information revolution, have changed the shape and direction of national and international events in fundamental ways, as we are witnessing a revolution in relations between sovereign States and in relations between government and citizens and between these citizens and the most powerful private institutions in society.
The information revolution poses a profound threat to the world's power structures, and for good reason. The nature of the State and its sovereign powers are changing and even being jeopardized in fundamental ways.
The information revolution, although the most mentioned in history, is still slightly understood. Many of the renovations announced with the highest voices have not yet been achieved, the community without cheques , the paperless office, the newspapers that arrive on cable television, and a helicopter in the backyard of each house.
Economic progress is, in a large way, the process of increasing the relative contribution of knowledge to a revolution, and the rules, customs, skills and talents needed to detect, hunt, produce, preserve and exploit information are now the most important rules, customs, skills and talents of the human race.
Walter Reston says in his book: "loss of sovereignty" The Information Revolution is usually seen as a set of changes made by it. The two most important changes are: the new communications technology for the transmission of information and computers for processing.
In fact, knowledge means learning about facts, or principles through study or research. Knowledge can also be considered a logical expression of what we apply to working in the production of wealth, as knowledge is the ultimate source of value in a work.
A rabbit running loose in a field is not a fortune. Rather, it becomes a fortune as a result of information applied to the work of a hunter: information about where the treadmill is, how to chase it, how to throw a bayonet, fire an arrow, and how to make a arrow, bow or harpoon. The above information, if taken and applied to the work of the hunter, produces value, i.e. food for the hunter, his family or for the whole community.
It should be noted that economists have a name for the work of the hunter to turn the rabbit into a barbecue: value added, and even in ancient times, much of that added value was intellectual: the hunter's knowledge and skill, however, most of the value added - materially - was long days in the field to hunt the rabbit, long-term strenuous efforts in forming a bayonet or bow, sharpening an arrow or a spearhead. Of course, the rabbit provided the original value of the deal.
Economic progress is, in large part, the process of increasing the relative contribution of knowledge to a revolution; Hybrids are planted in fenced fields and subject to carefully irrigated, fertilizer and agricultural cycles, which become very much a production derived from the mind, and industrial wealth has developed the process even more as people have increased their ability to process and shape the material according to their needs.
In our time, the importance of knowledge components to all technologies has increased exponently, and as George Gelder pointed out, it is the information age technology, the microchip, and the components of all basic modern communications and computer technology consisting almost entirely of information.
The information technologies provided by the segment have a profound impact on the rate of progress in most sciences. Calculations that took years could be made in minutes. Scientific knowledge is now doubling almost every fifteen years. This significant increase in knowledge brings with it a dramatic increase in our ability to process matter by increasing its value by the power of reason.
The world of work, the drama of economic production and the fundamental basis of our physical existence, which for centuries have been dominated by blind industry forces, are now dominated by techniques and processes that consist more of reason than matter, and this technique and processes are faster and more mobile, less dependent on natural resources, physical devices or human action than in the recent past. We are now in the midst of a massive technical and economic revolution, yet we are accustomed to using the economic and social measures that have developed the world towards the industrialized world and the modern advanced age, so we rarely stop to think that old measures of progress, decay, success and failure are losing their usefulness, as much economic hysteria has become a constant backdrop to the discussions of our economic measures.
The declining benefit of these measures seems to be one of the reasons why many of our very good economists are wrong about future economic trends.
The information economy is uncontrollably global, in part because trade in information restricted or slightly burdened by geography is universal. A new real world economy, unlike that of the recent, multinational past, requires concessions from the national authority. An economy like this cannot really be contained or controlled by trade or preventive strategies.
Technology has transformed us into a "global" society in the literal sense of the word. Whether we are prepared or not, the human race now has an integrated international financial and information market capable of diverting funds and ideas anywhere on the planet in minutes. Capital will go where it is needed and remain where it is treated well.
The flow of information will not disappear, but will increase. A new series of innovations in television broadcasting devices has turned the whole world into a local scoop, television news has become a path of highly efficient information, and television has even evolved into a force in international affairs and a weapon of diplomacy.
Despite what has been written and said about the information revolution, many people have not yet faced how this revolution has changed the economy. At a time when they realize that computers and telecommunications have become effective economic forces.
The world is changing, not because computer operators have replaced printer clerks and can produce more work in less time, but because the human struggle for survival and prosperity now depends on a whole new source of wealth, information.
So the difference between the old industrial economy and the new information economy is quantitative, not just specific.
Thus, information technologies have created a whole new economy, an information economy that is as different from an industrial economy, as the industrial economy is different from the agricultural economy. When the source of the wealth of nations changes, so do their policies.
The industrial revolution changed the source of wealth, turning piles of rock and raw materials into riches of steel and steam.
Even when it gave value to previously neglected natural resources, industrialization dramatically increased the strength of the national State, not only by increasing its revenues, but also by expanding its regulatory authority and the weapons needed to control those resources and the areas it also contained.
Conclusion, the world urgently needs a model of an information economy whose forms and functions will be planned, the rules, customs, skills and talents needed to detect, hunt, produce, preserve and exploit information are now the most important rules, customs, skills and talents of the human race.
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