As steam power was the technology standing behind industrial society, so information technology is seen as the catalyst for the changes in work organisation, societal structure and politics occurring in the late 20th century.
In the book Future Shock, Alvin Toffler used the phrase super-industrial society to describe this type of society. Other writers and thinkers have used terms like "post-industrial society" and "post-modern industrial society" with a similar meaning.
An Empirical Assessment of the Informational Society: Employment and Occupational Structures of G-7 Countries, 1920-2000
Jan 01, 2002; The dramatic transformation of the economy and social trends observed during the 1990s warrant a re-examination of the theory of...