The information age refers to the period of time following the industry growth set forth by the industrial revolution. Although scholars widely debate the start date of this time period, it is often noted that the information age co-occurred with the building and growth in popularity of the Internet. The information age refers to the increasing access, quantification, and collection of digital data, often referred to as big datasets.
Edward Tenner writes that the information age is often called a new age in society because it simultaneously addresses the increasing digital connections between citizens across large distances. Tenner concludes that the information age is largely technology about technology. This suggests that many of the advancements that are connected to the information age are technologies that assist our understanding and connections through other technologies. These include the expansion of the World Wide Web, mobile phones, and GPS devices. The expansion in these...
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