If the phone and the car announced the arrival of the second industrial revolution, it is the Web and its content that signal the emergence of a knowledge-based society.

Landmarks :

1969 ARPANET is created
1972 @ sign is used as punctuation
1979 USENET appears, then the first MUD
1980 The teletext Prestel appears in England
1981 Minitel is created by France Telecom (standard Antiope)
1981 Graphics protocol Télidon is created in Canada (standard NAPLPS)
1982 TCP is created
1984 Domain names appear (DNS)
1988 IANA (Internet Assigned Numbers Authority)
1988 Internet Relay Chat (IRC)
1990 World Wide Web by Tim Berners-Lee
1991 HTML
1992 JPEG compression standard for image
1992 MP3, compression standard for audio
1993 Mosaic Mark Andreessen
1994 First directory
1994 Yahoo and first Spam
1995 Java (Sun)
1995 Lycos, DejaNews, Altavista
1996 Internet Explorer (Microsoft)
1998 Search engine Google.
1999 Format RSS
2001 iTunes, Wikipedia.
2003 Blogs, Wiki, Skype.
2003 Social Networks first generation.
2006 News Feed.
2008 Twitter.

Landmarks (users)

1977 Number of connected computers : 10
1978 Number of connected computers : 100
1984 Number of connected computers : 1000
1987 Number of connected computers : 10,000
1989 Number of connected computers : 100,000
1992 Number of connected computers : 1,000,000
1995 Number of websites : 25,000
1997 Number of websites : 1,200,000
1998 Number of websites : 4.2 million
1999 Number of websites : 9.6 million
2000 Number of websites : 21.1 million
2015 Number of websites : 300 million
2015 Facebook receives daily 1 billion users

Each generation requires learning a different way of feeling and interpreting information that occurs based on various forms of visualization (the intelligence of the eye) (chapter 9, no 5) :

A smartphone is like a Swiss Army knife,
you can do anything with it !

It will be a world in which imagination will matter much more than intelligence :

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