Impact of Microelectronics

Published 1980 – Impact of Microelectronics: A Tentative Appraisal of Information Technology

Current technological change in microelectronics (information technology) differs substantially from past innovations. This assessment is based on the facts that the nature of information technology relates to the extension and replacement of human intelligence functions, which in turn explain its pervasiveness; the speed of diffusion and transition from invention to innovation; the fact that it is scientifically and technologically based and affecting all sectors and, lastly, that it requires a world market for its economic exploitation. These changes affect substantially the international division of labor and developing countries. (Source: Science Direct)

Author: Juan Rada

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