The Information Revolution is Happening!

We’ve been having some great discussions lately regarding the relative effects of various major “revolutions” in human history:

  • the agrarian revolution
  • the print (Gutenberg) revolution
  • the industrial revolution
  • the electronic (information) revolution

“We need to be on the right side of history if we are to survive and thrive. If we harness them correctly, we can blend the best of out traditional intellectual linear culture with the current digital culture, creating a new learning and intellectual environment consistent with the cognitive and expressive demands of the 21st century.” (Peter Crookson)

How fundamentally will this latest revolution impact education and our traditional way of conducting the “business” of teaching, learning, researching, and communicating? Ray Kurzweil presents some compelling facts about the pace of the information revolution and the evolution of the “singular university.”

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