Accession Number : ADA331261

Title :   The Information Revolution and the Environment of Future Conflict.

Descriptive Note : Monograph,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS SCHOOL OF ADVANCED MILITARY STUDIES

Personal Author(s) : Hull, George B.

PDF Url : ADA331261

Report Date : 22 MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : The world stands at the threshold of a new age; an age pregnant with great promise as well as new conflicts. A revolution is sweeping over the world that is as significant as any that has gone before in human history. A revolution in technology that manipulates and communicates information is thrusting fundamental change upon the world - an information revolution. An information revolution is a fundamental and complete change in the way knowledge or intelligence is communicated and received. Thus, the information revolution is about much more than powerful technology, no matter how significant. The heart of the revolution is the ability to communicate and receive information in ways never before possible. Four hundred years ago at the dawn of the Industrial Age, commercialization and industrialization began to tear apart the world as it had existed for thousands of years. Over several hundred years of change it became today's world. The consolidation of what became known as the Industrial Revolution, changed the way men worked and earned wealth, the way men governed themselves, the relations between nation-states, and the way men fought wars. The information revolution portends similar fundamental changes in society.

Descriptors :   *MANAGEMENT INFORMATION SYSTEMS, *INFORMATION EXCHANGE, GLOBAL, COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS, INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, INFORMATION PROCESSING, MASS MEDIA, INFORMATION WARFARE.

Subject Categories : Information Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE