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© Hiranya Nath, 2017
Department of Economics and International Business, Sam Houston State University, Houston
The Information Society
Vol 4 No 3 (2017): Space and Culture, India
Submitted: Mar 31, 2017
Published: Mar 31, 2017
This article briefly discusses various definitions and concepts of the so-called information society. The term information society has been proposed to refer to the post-industrial society in which information plays a pivotal role. The definitions that have been proposed over the years highlight five underlying characterisations of an information society: technological, economic, sociological, spatial, and cultural. This article discusses those characteristics. While the emergence of an information society may be just a figment of one’s imagination, the concept could be a good organising principle to describe and analyse the changes of the past 50 years and of the future in the 21st century.