Technology is readily available for everyone, it’s much quicker in regards to gathering information. This type of society is debatable because we are in this current state; sociologist state that its hard to name a phenomenon that is still occurring. The primary means of subsistence is derived from service-orientated work, such as healthcare, education, finances, and sales; this is shown on the map below.
Here are some stages of a post-industrial society:
- Increase of the amount of information technology (computers), often leading to an Information Age.
- Increase of service sector jobs instead of industrial jobs.
- Extensive use of machinery in manufacturing.
- Information, creativity, and knowledge are seen as the new raw materials of the economy (Lenski, G., Nolan, P., and Lenski, J., 1995).
Lenski, Gerhard, Nolan, Patrick, and Lenski, Jean 1995. Human Societies: An Introduction to Marosociology. 7th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill. ISBN 1594510237