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A key feature of the digital age is that technology changes incessantly to sate user demands.[1]

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The Information Age (also known as the Computer Age, Digital Age, Internet Age, and Information Era) is an idea that the current age will be characterized by the ability of individuals to transfer information freely, and to have instant access to knowledge that would have been difficult or impossible to find previously. The idea is linked to the concept of a "Digital Age" or "Digital Revolution," and carries the ramifications of a shift from traditional industry that the Industrial Revolution brought through industrialization, to an economy based around the manipulation of information.

It is commonly seen as an outflow from the Space Age, capitalizing on the computer microminiaturization advances of that effort, with a fuzzy transition spanning from the advent of the personal computer in the late 1970s to the emergence of the internet in the early 1990s, and the adoption of such technology by the public in the two decades after 1990.

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  1. U.N. Encryption Report, at 4.


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