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.