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John Naisbitt & Patricia Aburdene - Information Society - 1982

In their book Megatrends (1982), Naisbitt and Aburdene reported that we are shifting from an Industrial Society to an Information Society. Altogether, they proposed ten Megatrends (changes), that would shape the information age:

In one of the trend listed above, “from hierarchies to networking,” an entirely different way of managing information and distributing power was predicted. Various networks would radically transform and increase public access to goods, services, data, on a global scale. This network became today's Internet. However, with this network came a major drawback...

We are drowning in information and starved for knowledge. - Megatrends

Later, Naisbitt would expound on this:

We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge. This level of information is clearly impossible to be handled by present means. Uncontrolled and unorganized information is no longer a resource in an information society, instead it becomes the enemy.

In their next book, Megatrends 2000 (1990), they came up with a new list: Megatrends 2000

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