The Taxonomy of Information Societies

The Taxonomy of Information Societies

Andrew S. Targowski (Western Michigan University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-306-7.ch001


This chapter introduces the taxonomy of 14 information societies from the data society to the self-sustainable society: surviving members. Their essence and role in civilization is characterized and their paradigms and measurements are defined. The information society is considered as the force of change and a question is raised: is it a new tool of thought or a new way of life? The future trends of the information society are reviewed, and in conclusion there is a hope that the information society will make humankind more aware of its being.

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