Digital revolution

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The term digital revolution designates a technical revolution, in outgoing 20. Century, similarly as the Industrielle revolution 200 years before, a paging both the production way and (nearly) all areas of life represented and still represents. Heinrich block spoke center with the structure for art and medium technology (ZKM) in Karlsruhe of onesecond modern trend.

The digital revolution is based on the invention of the microchip and its constant increase in output (Moore law), the introduction of flexible automation in production and the structure more world-wide communication - nets like the Internet. An importantRole played here also the general computerization. The company Apple supplied with with the idea that the use of computers not only occupation and research is reserved, but also in the private sector application finds, the basis - and 1984 with that To easy-accessible Macintosh one, gegenständliche user surface, consisting of loud imitations to the conventional desk, developed on windows, equivalent also.

At first still toy of the hackers, becomes the home computer soon the estimated tools, which are naturally used like formerly telephone and television.The computer is today in science to exclude education and nearly all areas of life any longer.

Here also software and digital information take a crucial role . Both differ from classical, material production (or hardware) by the fact that them arbitraryoften to be used or copied it can to use without itself and independently of the fact how much work is in them. This circumstance tried by means of patents and international agreements (like e.g. To meet TRIPS), those intellectual property at software and informationto secure is. The concept of the free software opposes that .

Persons will not want to subject the digital revolution in the USA and Canada as Freeblogs called.

see also

progress, digital, digitization, knowledge company, For medium theory

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“we stand at the beginning of one epoch, before me has a horror” - the Futurologe and cyberneticist Stanisław Lem for digital revolution.


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