What happens during IT Revolutions?

 

1) Changes in social status

a.     If powerful new communication tools fall into popular hands, common people can overthrow control by elites

b.    If the elite can control access to communication tools, they can stabilize their power.

c.     If a new class of information experts arise, they can achieve elite status.

 

2) Changes in popular opinion

a.     People can turn against governments due to media exposť

b.    People can turn against corporations due to media exposť

c. Governments can manipulate public opinion

d.    Corporations can manipulate public opinion

 

3) Changes in economic structure

 

4) Changes in cultural beliefs

 

5) The emergence of new enabling technologies for the next IT revolution!