Oxford, OX, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Basil Blackwell, 1990.
Book — xxxiii, 168 p. : ill ; 24 cm.
Part 1 Emergence of the information society: image of the future information-- when will the information society be realized?
Part 2 Framework of the information society: the information epoch - quiet societal transformation-- globalism - the spirit of the neo-rennaissance-- time value - a new concept of value-- the information utility - societal symbol of the information society-- a synergetic economic system - an information axis economy-- participatory democracy - policy decisions by citizens-- computer privacy - a Copernican turn in privacy-- the information gap: simultaneous solution of a dual gap-- the goal principal - a new fundamental principle of human behaviour-- voluntary communities - the core of the social structure-- computopia - rebirth of theological synergism-- hypothesis on the genesis of "Homo Intelligens".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
This book likens the impact of Information Technology on the world of business to the way in which steam power in the last century opened up new geographical frontiers. It charts the development of IT from the 19th century to the present day, and speculates on the changes it is likely to make in the future. It suggests that in the near future the leading industries will be information industries as opposed to manufacturing and production industries. (source: Nielsen Book Data)