Next Wave of IT Will Dramatically Improve Quality of Life
Area Development Research Desk
In 2007, the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released the groundbreaking report Digital Prosperity: Understanding the Economic Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution that documented how IT, since the mid-1990s, has been the principal driver of increased economic growth not only in the United States but also in many other nations. Now ITIF has released a companion report, Digital Quality of Life: Understanding the Personal and Social Benefits of the Information Technology Revolution, which shows how IT is the key enabler of many, if not most, of today's key innovations and improvements in our lives and society. The report demonstrates how we are moving into a new and exciting stage of IT transformation where IT is "making the world alive with information" that will open up vast new opportunities for progress.