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Definition: information revolution


The continuous change in society as technology makes information available to everyone. A hundred years ago, people obtained their information from newspapers and books. Today, the world's information is available from Amazon and Google assistants in our homes to every phone, tablet and computer we own.

Comforting and Calamitous
Everything in life appears to have its good and bad attributes, and sometimes in equal proportion. With the huge advantage of having all the knowledge in the world available 24/7, the malicious use of this technology turns lies into truth and truth into lies. Purely for profit, the massive amounts of information on social media have divided the world by reinforcing everyone's belief system. When people feel they are absolutely right without a shadow of doubt, they become more inflexible and intolerant of others. See social media.