Information Renaissance

Information Renaissance

What comes to mind when you hear “Information Renaissance”. Well, let’s break it down. Renaissance, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, is the rebirth or revival of something. Information is, according to Merriam-Webster dictionary, is the communication or reception of knowledge or intelligence. So, in this instance, “Information Renaissance” refers to the rebirth of revival of communication. There are several ways that information has transformed our society. When you make that information easier to access, things become interesting.

 

Let’s look at a technology that did just that: the printing press. Around 1400, this technology impacted the public greatly. Johann Gutenberg found an innovative way to get more information to more people. Usually, all writing was done by hand and it took longer to create things.


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