How much information is there in the “information society”?

Authors

  • Martin Hilbert

    1. Provost Fellow at the Annenberg School of Communication at University of Southern California, and Economic Affairs Officer of the United Nations (currently at the UN Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, Chile). He pursues a multidisciplinary approach to understanding and explaining the role of information, communication and knowledge in complex social systems, especially for development (see http://www.martinhilbert.net).
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Abstract

We know our brave new world is being transformed by data. But how much more of it is there than before? Martin Hilbert finds huge untapped capacity to process information.

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