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The impact on society of using ICT is often called the 'Information Revolution'.


Most people's lives are now affected by computers in some form or another, although not everybody thinks that this is a good thing.

Positive Changes Negative Changes
It is cheap and easy to communicate with people throughout the world (e.g. e-mail). People spend less time talking face-to-face and use more slang (e.g. people use text speak).
You can use the Internet for accessing information from home. Internet information could be unreliable because anybody can put it up.
Satellite navigation systems can help direct people travelling about. If the digital maps aren't updated there could be problems (e.g. lorries get stuck on country lanes).

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