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The Power of KnowledgeHow Information and Technology Made the Modern World$
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Jeremy Black

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780300167955

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: September 2014

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300167955.001.0001

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Information and the World Question

Information and the World Question

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The Power of Knowledge

Jeremy Black

Yale University Press

This chapter briefly discusses how the United States became the foremost imperial, military, and industrial power in the twentieth century. It also describes the rapidly changing means of information acquisition, processing, and representation, which includes forms of surveillance and exploration linked to technological progress. The availability of information in the twentieth century increased with the development of space shuttles, satellites, satellite-linked global positioning systems (GPS), drones, and submarines.

Keywords:   United States, information, surveillance, exploration, space shuttles, GPS, drones, submarines

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