, informational society
refers to a post-modern
type of society. Theoreticans like Ulrich Beck
, Anthony Giddens
and Manuel Castells
argue that since the 1970s
a transformation from industrial society
to informational society has happened on a global scale.
As steam power was the technology standing behind industrial society, so information technology is seen as the catalyst for the changes in work organisation, societal structure and politics occurring in the late 20th century.