Homo Informaticus: How “Pervasive Information Technology” Is Transforming Humanity

Information technology has rewritten the equations relating matter and energy to our quality of life. Computing, communications, biotech, and nanotech are enabling us to generate high levels of affluence with a tiny fraction of the physical resources once required. At the same, infotech is changing who we are and how we function. Inevitably, text messaging, e-mail, Google searches, and a wide range of other information technologies are transforming how we live and think. What are the implications? What are the opportunities and threats? Keep listening to find out.

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