Governments in many countries recognize the importance of knowledge-based societies whose citizens are adaptable and have the means to engage in continuous learning. Information societies can address global challenges far more readily than those that do not adopt its characteristics of ICTs (information and communication technologies) and connectivity; usable content; infrastructure and deliverability; and human intellectual capability.
Weiner, Sharon A.
"Overview: The Role of Information Policy in Resolving Global Challenges,"
Purdue Policy Research Institute (PPRI) Policy Briefs:
1, Article 6.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/gpripb/vol1/iss1/6