Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you will be able to do the following:

  • Explain what flatness means with respect to the relationship between the world’s countries and peoples.
  • Define digitization and the concepts of the digital age and the information revolution.
  • Identify the key technological changes that have taken place in the modern era, and explain their significance.
  • Define the Industrial Revolution, and explain the main changes that took place during its course.
  • Explain the political, economic, and social implications of new technologies.