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Describe the impact of the Information Revolution on the world.

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Information technology has had many different impacts on different aspects of the world. One important area it has affected has been communication technology. The ability to store and transfer vast amounts of information almost instantaneously is now integral to business. Globalization is enabled by this ability. Manufacturing has been revolutionized by global supply chains and just-in-time processes reliant on information technology.

Many of the advances in science depend on new information technology. Modeling weather, for example, requires large amounts of data and computing power. Better weather modeling allows meteorologists to predict and track extreme weather and warn people in advance to get to safety.

Many of the technologies and applications used in everyday life, such as smart phones, online shopping, and social media, depend on the Information Revolution.

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One way the Information Revolution has changed our world is that information is freely available. These days, it's not...

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