During the last century the world has undergone a change from agriculture society, where manual labour was the critical factor, to industrial society where the management of technology, capital and labour provided the competitive advantage. Then the information era was born, last decade, where connectivity and software products are driving the economy of a few nations. In the 21st century, a new society is emerging where knowledge is the primary production resource instead of capital and labour. Efficient utilisation of this existing knowledge can create comprehensive wealth of nations and also improve the quality of life – in the form of better health, education, infrastructure and other social indicators. Ability to create and maintain the knowledge infrastructure, develop knowledge workers and enhance their productivity through creation, growth and exploitation of new knowledge will be the key factors in deciding the prosperity of this Knowledge Society. Whether a nation has arrived at a stage of knowledge society is judged by the way the country effectively deals with knowledge creation and knowledge deployment in all sectors like Agriculture and Food Processing, IT, Industries and Healthcare. Creation of such knowledge society will further trigger developments nationally and globally. For creation itself, individuals have to work together; institutions have to work together; federal set ups have to work together with nearly autonomous states within countries; institutions in different countries have to work together. That means globalisation and sovereign nationalities have to function together; competition and cooperativeness have to be companions. Such type of challenge will definitely attract the youth and elicit their involvement in executing the bigger vision of the nation.
By, Dr. APJ Abdulkalam
What is Knowledge Society?
Knowledge Society, has a wider meaning in itself, if we try to brief it, “is an advanced and modern era that demands for higher Standard of Living, better Infrastructural facilities, better Health facilities, better Educational facilities, etc. As from the past where the human resources and capital resources were the super powers of the world has now lapsed and replaced by power of artistic skills & knowledge.
In the early 1900 ADs the Industrial trend, later the Information Technology trend has now been replaced by the accurate effeciency of working with proper Knowledge. Different sectors, different Industries, different countries even different people now comes to together and work together in order to achieve the new targets & to sustain.
‘The World A Global Village’ seeks for those who are Knowledgeable, as we see every sector welcomes the person with multi skills, multi-task handlers with better knowledge.