A knowledge-based society is a society wherein information becomes effective in action – taking decisions, underpinning initiatives, etc.. Today’s emerging knowledge-based society is one the building blocks of which are primarily various forms of digitized information.

The early infancy of this information-based society appeared with Claude Shannon’s Theory of Mathematical Information (1949) and the invention of the transistor by Robert Noyce (1958). Then came an period when continuous streams of information began, with CNN (1980), the creation of the Web (1989), the acceptance of a common protocol of planetary communication, the Internet (1995), and today’s early experiences with continuous expressions of opinion circulated on and in social networks (2004).

After 500 years, we understand and can measure the impact on their society’s era of the invention of the printing presses and typographic code

What about the new era of the Internet?

I could search
Then they told me what I could say
Not before long they told me what I could do
In the end they told me what I could think

Today, our planet is struggling with five crises, but people also have access to 5 new tools :

We are beginning the approach to becoming an I3 society; a society that is likely to be more Intelligent, more Interactive and more Immersive :

I3 :

All our systems – political, economic and social – are now subjected to such a fragmentation process that virtually any global response seems impossible.

However, confronted with the complex crises that lay ahead, citizens want inclusive solutions and want to participate in the decision-making that affects their lives.