When the first humans set their foot out of Africa, the transition from an insulated to an interconnected world begun. Backed by continuous innovation, humanity moved from one dominant socio-economic state to the other— hunter-gatherers to agricultural, agricultural to industrial and industrial to the current knowledge and information-driven society.
From one revolution to another, a catalyst has been the backbone of the humanity’s progression. The ability to control and use fire catapulted the hunter-gatherers to develop innovative tools, build settlements and turn into an agricultural society. Once man learned to harness energy from sources other than animals, the agricultural society transformed into an industrial society. The advancement in computing and communications led us into the current knowledge and information society. The advent of mainstream Internet, a few decades ago, accelerated the pace of transition and pushing us beyond knowledge and information.
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