There have been many turning points in history. One of the most prominent in my mind is the Industrial Revolution, characterized by new technologies that enabled us to reorganize the production of goods and services. It is pretty clear that we are in the early stages of a similar historical turning point. While no one knows for sure what future generations of historians will call this new period we are entering—perhaps the Knowledge Economy—we can certainly identify the forces at work around us.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Irving Wladawsky-Berger
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  1. 1.IBM Academy of TechnologyUSA

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