The Exponential Development Of The Information And Communications Technologies A Complex Process Which Is Generating Progress Knowledge From People To People
AbstractThe information and communications technologies (ICT) are characterized by an exponential development which is unique in industry and has unprecedented consequencies in the entire society. The papers analysis is focused on the features of this exponential development, which is for decades ruled by Moores Law, but some premises of a slower pace are also presented. Among the presented features, a systemic one is the large, often said ubiquitous, spreading and use of the ICT components, products and services over the whole humankind life and Earth including all other industries. Another feature is the essential contribution of ICT to the evolution of the human society as information society(IS) and to the transformation of IS towards the future knowledge based society. The paper also presents the driving basics of the ICT, consisting in some characteristic models, where the main is the inherent convergence between the communications and the information technology. Another major feature of the ICT models consists of scalable, flexible, reproductible and highly multiplying (logic reusing) digital processing algorithms, software and techniques, which support the open design, implementation and functionality of the ICT components, products and services. The analysis concluded that the global effect of ICT development could be expressed as a 3 dimensional process and it acts as a systemic liant for these dimensions by the knowldege involved in all human activities leveraged by ICT. Finally, the paper analyzed the most relevant systemic exemples of the ways ICT development generates refined knowledge. In a systemic approach, the exa-scale supercomputers targets, including human genom, wiring model of the human brain, artificial intelligence and spatial projects are considered. The main papers conclusion is that ICTs exponential development leverages the generation of the refined knowledge in IS/KBS, for the peoples well and mankind progress on Earth and beyound.
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Bibliographic InfoArticle provided by Romanian Distribution Committee in its journal Romanian Distribution Committee Magazine Volume 4 Issue 2.
Volume (Year): 4 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
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communications and information technologies; Moore Law; exa-scale supercomputers; human genom; smartphones; open design; solar wind monitoring;
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