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The Impact of Information Technology on Work and Society Introduction Aim of the report The aim of this report is to provide a brief summary of some of the main technological developments that have taken place in information technology and how these developments have had an influence on the way we work and on society in general, in the last thirty years.
These definitions will help define the scope of this report. Information technology is the technology used to store, manipulate, distribute or create information.
The type of information or data is not important to this definition. The technology is any mechanism capable of processing this data.
Some of these twentieth century tools include: The elements of this phrase can be split up into two main considerations, e. This report aims to provide a brief summary of these developments.
How the report will achieve the aim The report will provide a summary of the main developments that have occurred in the last thirty years of information technology. After the technological justification the report will then examine what influence if any these advances have had on society.
Identification of main developments The identification of significant developments begins chronologically in It was decided to arrange the developments in a chronological order.
The advantages of this approach for this section of the report are that the developments are presented in a logical order. A development in the sphere of information technology often was dependent upon other developments that preceded it.
The chronological order therefore provides a simple and commonly understood framework in which to present the summary.
Timeline The Arpanet is introduced, funded by the department of defence. The first automatic teller machine is introduced. Codd describes the relational model databases http: The first single chip central processing unit was introduced, the Intel The Xerox Paulo Alto Research Centre developed the Alto, an experimental computer that uses a graphical user interface and a mouse.
The first electronic spreadsheet program is introduced. IBM introduces its first personal computer with an operating system developed by Microsoft.
Microsoft releases the Windows operating system. The first full length feature movie createdby a computer is released. The emergence of electronic commerce.
Justification of developments selected Sections dealing with the impact of the developments will show the justification of the developments mentioned above. However to justify them on a technical scale is also important.
They have been selected as being among the most important developments in information technology of the last thirty years. However some of the developments highlighted have been included instead of other similar developments.
This is because of the impact on the general society which influence is the main examination of this report that these specific developments have had.
It is important to note however some of the potential pitfalls in developing a technical history. However rather than continue to follow a simple chronologically ordered summary, organised with the developments as the starting point.
The report will first identify some general areas of society and evaluate the influences which information technology has had on these areas.
Therefore we shall use the common traditions, institutions and collective activities and interests as the basis for our examination of the impact information technology has had on society.Nov 19, · In Advanced and Emerging Economies Alike, Worries About Job Automation Average citizens around the world see a technological revolution coming in the workplace, and they are concerned.
Many fear robots and computers will eliminate jobs and increase inequality. Humans need to use energy to process products in factories, to run cars, to light homes and also run technological machines like computers, but the only way we can do this without affecting the environment and society is by shifting from exhaustible energy sources to renewable and inexhaustible sources like Solar / Wind energy.I have listed both positive and negative impacts of technology on our society.
Obviously, technology has had a profound impact on what it means to be social. Society is likely on the cusp of a social revolution, during which it will be important to redefine socially appropriate and acceptable behaviors (with regard to digital or virtual interaction).
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