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Evolution of Knowledge Science by Syed V. Ahamed

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Chapter 5

Role of Devices, Computers and Networks

Chapter Summary

Devices, computers, and networks are prime movers in the knowledge era as the internal combustion engines, petroleum products, and roadways were the prime movers of the automobile era. The knowledge worker would be deflated without machines and Internet as much as the human body would perish without food and water. More recently, the hand-held devices and microwave communications have become intrinsically interdependent in providing significant and timely data and information to knowledge workers.

In this chapter, we investigate the social and global effects of the continuously expanding role of these tools of information technology on societies and cultures. Knowledge plays a central ...

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