What Is the Digital Revolution?
Last Update: May 31, 2017
The rapid growth of information and communication technologies and innovation in digital systems have led to a revolution that radically changes our thinking, behavior, communication, work and pay patterns.
This "digital revolution" opens up new opportunities for knowledge creation, education and the dissemination of information. It profoundly changes the ways in which the countries of the world manage their commercial and economic affairs, administer public life and conceive their political commitment.
It provides for the timely provision of humanitarian and health care and other environmental protection. It even offers new opportunities for the entertainment and recreation industry.
Access to information and knowledge, which is essential to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, can improve the standard of living of millions of people around the world. In addition, improved communication between peoples contributes to conflict resolution and the achievement of world peace.