Information Technological Change and Innovation
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The impact of technological change and innovation is not a recent phenomenon. Technology, from the Greek words techné (useful knowledge) and logos (study), can be understood as the application of useful knowledge to everyday life and has acted as a main driver of change in the world. Consider the simple example of fire: from its early application as a source of heat to fight the cold, it has gone on to be used as a means to cook food, widen the dietary options of humans, lengthen life spans and territorial habitation, conquer nations, generate electricity, and send missions to outer space.
Since the industrial revolution, technology has caused accelerated changes in soc...