Eastern Kentucky University

Poster Title

Five Studies Showing the Trend and Affects of Technology and Its Advancements on Different Aspects of Human Lives:The Information Revolution - Change Beyond Imagination

Institution

Eastern Kentucky University

Abstract

If you were to graph the progress of civilization, you might be surprised to find that 99.99% of human history was spent with a total lack of advanced technology. 99% of technology has been developed in the 300 years since the industrial revolution, which completely changed our entire civilization in the last .01% of our history. As dramatic as this change was, bringing our species to dominance over every corner of the globe in the blink of an eye in historical terms, it will be minor compared to the changes that will develop from the information revolution. The advances in communications, data gathering, and data processing which have been developing over the last 40 or 50 years are accelerating human advancement in ways we have yet to understand. The rate of change, as dramatic as it was during the industrial revolution, is increasing exponentially and getting faster every day. This poster presentation will explore the various changes brought about by emerging technologies. Major changes and advancements arising from technology will be presented. We will examine major shifts in our culture and organization by looking at their effects locally, here on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, hoping to shed some light on a subject that many fail to notice, perhaps discovering how we might better take advantage of the technologies under consideration.

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Five Studies Showing the Trend and Affects of Technology and Its Advancements on Different Aspects of Human Lives:The Information Revolution - Change Beyond Imagination

If you were to graph the progress of civilization, you might be surprised to find that 99.99% of human history was spent with a total lack of advanced technology. 99% of technology has been developed in the 300 years since the industrial revolution, which completely changed our entire civilization in the last .01% of our history. As dramatic as this change was, bringing our species to dominance over every corner of the globe in the blink of an eye in historical terms, it will be minor compared to the changes that will develop from the information revolution. The advances in communications, data gathering, and data processing which have been developing over the last 40 or 50 years are accelerating human advancement in ways we have yet to understand. The rate of change, as dramatic as it was during the industrial revolution, is increasing exponentially and getting faster every day. This poster presentation will explore the various changes brought about by emerging technologies. Major changes and advancements arising from technology will be presented. We will examine major shifts in our culture and organization by looking at their effects locally, here on the campus of Eastern Kentucky University, hoping to shed some light on a subject that many fail to notice, perhaps discovering how we might better take advantage of the technologies under consideration.