The Information Age

The Information Age (also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age, or New Media Age) is a historical period that began in the late 20th century, characterized by a rapid epochal shift from the traditional industry established by the Industrial Revolution to an economy primarily based upon information technology.

The onset of the Information Age can be associated with the development of transistor technology,particularly the MOSFET (metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor), which became the fundamental building block of digital electronics and revolutionized modern technology.The information age is mainly led by S.T.E.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

The Information Age brought about many new inventions and innovations, most notably the internet and networking which in turn gave rise to new means communication services like texting, email, and social media developed and the world has not been the same since.

People learn new languages easier and many books have been translated into different languages, so people around the world can become more educated.

However, the Information Age like everything else comes with a lot of pros and cons.

There are people in the world that believe they can live their entire life through the Internet.

Also, huge criminal organizations rely on hacking into government systems and obtaining confidential information to continue their way of life.

Jobs have also became easier, and some jobs can even be done from the comfort of your own home.

The Information Age is also known as the Age of Entrepreneurship. Now entrepreneurs can start and run a company easier than ever before.

It also impacts our work ethics by distracting us and causing us to lose interest in the task we are doing.

This time period has also created a shortage of jobs and making many jobs obsolete because machines are now being used to do the work humans once did.

The Information Age is now. Every era from the Stone Age up to The Industrial Revolution has led to the world as we know it.

Without the information, knowledge and discoveries of those from the past, we would not be where we are today.

The past has shaped our present and will continue to shape our future.


Lakshendra Singh, IX-B

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