Inside the Future : Surviving the Technology Revolution

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-03-30
  • Publisher: Greenwood Pub Group

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From iPods to EZPass technology to YouTube to eGovernment initiatives, the impact of technology is changing our lives more and more each day. This book, a counterpart to a Maryland Public Television documentary, chronicles how and why and shows ways people can take advantage of the "revolution" in their personal and professional lives. As technology expert Henry C. Lucas, Jr., argues, the fundamentals of business and the economy--not to mention the details of daily life--are changing in every market, in every industry, and in every nation. This book explores the most significant of these technology-enabled transformations to help readers understand and appreciate the opportunities and threats presented by a new, technology-driven global economy.

Author Biography

Henry C. Lucas, Jr., is the Robert H. Smith Professor of Information Systems in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland and Chairman of the Decision and Information Technologies Department.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introduction to a Revolution
Rules of the Revolutionp. 3
A Framework for Transformationp. 14
Evidence for Transformations
Transforming Everyday Eventsp. 25
The Power of Online Communitiesp. 47
Transforming Servicesp. 61
E-Governmentp. 76
Transformations in Manufacturingp. 88
The Digital Pipelinep. 104
U.S. Healthcare: A Desperate Need for a Transformationp. 116
Can Education Be Transformed?p. 131
The Tragedy of Resistancep. 151
The Evidence for Transformationp. 166
How to Survive
Barriers to Changep. 179
How to Flourishp. 190
Indexp. 201
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