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In a bridge management, cumulatively shifting towards information and technologically based bridge management, the opportunities and implications that this move may have for the social and economic infrastructures, are of profound importance. This societal transformation from an industrial era to that of an "information age" is certain to impact and dominate those areas of bridge management, influenced by the services provided by information and information technology…
Thus, the fundamental intention of this essay is to conduct a concise analysis of the reasons for why contemporary bridge management has been labeled as the new "information age" and the underlying issues that may arise for bridge management from the widespread utilisation of information technology. This will consequently allow for a critical examination of the focus question, that of the implications and potentiality of information technology as a critical component of the educational infrastructure. Contemporary bridge management: the new "information age" To critically comprehend the universal phenomena of the "information age", it is essential to recognise the underlying influence and consequential impact of information technology on bridge management. John Naisbitt, author of Megatrends argues that, "although we continue to think we live in an industrial bridge management, we have in fact changed to an economy based on the creation and distribution of information" (cited in Wresch, 1996, p.6).
This shift is highlighted by the extraordinary increase in the amount of information currently available, consequently resulting in the widening educated and unskilled, clearly has the potential to create rising resentment from ...
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