Ch 18: Technology in the Late 20th Century

About This Chapter

There were many technological advances in the 20th century, but arguably the most prevalent and important was the invention and ubiquity of the Internet. This chapter focuses on the impact of the Internet on the economy, personal privacy, and more.

Technology in the Late 20th Century - Chapter Summary

The advent of the internet in the 20th century drastically changed daily life, business, and entertainment. The lessons in this chapter break down the impact of this technology in important arenas, including business and communication. The key elements discussed in these lessons include:

  • Economic impact
  • Origins of the Internet
  • Communicating online
  • E-Commerce and M-Commerce
  • Consumer privacy and fraud

This chapter provides an overview of technological innovation, implementation, and the repercussions. Each brief lesson provides engaging learning materials to make them quick and easy to use. You may determine how well you understand the information with an interactive quiz on the subject matter.

4 Lessons in Chapter 18: Technology in the Late 20th Century
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Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

1. Information Technology: Impact on the Economy

Information technology has impacted the economy in a number of ways. The most noticeable changes involve e-commerce, marketing tactics, facilitation of globalization, job insecurity, and job design. This lesson will explore a variety of concepts pertaining to the changing economy, including downsizing, outsourcing, the use of cookies, the benefits and costs of globalization, and the impact of e-commerce.

What is the History of the Internet? - Origins & Timeline

2. What is the History of the Internet? - Origins & Timeline

While the Internet has become an integral part of our daily lives, it is a relatively recent technology. Learn about the origins of the Internet, e-mail and the World Wide Web.

Internet Communication: Social Media, Email, Blog, & Chat

3. Internet Communication: Social Media, Email, Blog, & Chat

This lesson talks about how social media adds business value by building networks that enhance competitive advantage, enable the exchange of information, foster strong relationships and serve as a foundation of building professional and personal relationships irrespective of different geographical spaces and time zones.

Impact of e-Commerce and m-Commerce on Consumer Privacy and Fraud

4. Impact of e-Commerce and m-Commerce on Consumer Privacy and Fraud

There are a number of challenges in the world of e-commerce and m-commerce stemming from the ease of information exchange over the Internet. The issues discussed in this lesson include consumer privacy and fraud.

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