Scientific insight, connectivity, computing, and technology have all reshaped civilization. We are officially in a Knowledge-Machine Age that is still going through its angst of childhood while its parent, the Industrial-Information Age, has withered away into senility, no longer able to guide the new child. Even the term "post-Industrial," which denotes the shift from a manufacturing to a service economy, is inadequate here. What we have facing us is the full-blown use of advanced computation driving all things in the economy: from manufacturing to all services.
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