Knowledge development follows trends

Research Paper (undergraduate), 2012

16 Pages



Contemporary knowledge sharing and communication is mostly performed through networking and Internet represents key opportunity, not only for information sharing, but also for information creating and knowledge development. In order to reach certain targeted information, knowledge, or just communicate ideas, information and knowledge, scientists and businessmen are in serious need for the most appropriate communication approach. New knowledge obtained through sharing, used in the most adequate way, so contemporary business and communications need, create and share more and more information. Network is the most appropriate channel, resource, model and technology, offering the growing knowledge development potential.

Keywords: knowledge, information, network, technology, resource, development

1. Introduction

New post-transitional world and the end of classical liberal capitalism are opening space for new environment and systems, visions and opportunities. Information has increasing importance and value in a new value system. Knowledge is „conditio sine qua non“; from basic elementary knowledge, developed through evolution, to new technologies, wireless energy and knowledge transfer.

Apart from material energy resources and goods, material nature items, knowledge and information are not dissipating, but developing and growing, with increasing value. Linear communication and organization are becoming an anachronism, while network system have leading role, and since 90's and Internet appearance, networks are becoming key systems, in the area of organization, communication and operational functioning of the most human society systems.

Processes of changes are various, multilateral and the most important – irreversible. Networks are mastering each aspect, each segment, sector and society group, political, economic and human life in total.

Knowledge and information are becoming the leading resources, in compare to material resources – ore, mineral, all sorts of raw materials, machines, equipment and other material elementary production resources.

„Knowledge is a familiarity with someone or something, which can include facts, information, descriptions, or skills acquired through experience or education. It can refer to the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit (as with practical skill or expertise) or explicit (as with the theoretical understanding of a subject); and it can be more or less formal or systematic“[1] .

„Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe“[2] .

2. Knowledge and Science

New values, knowledge and science growing importance, ensured opportunities for new systems building and development, multiplied and developed, it is hard to predict further trends.

Besides complicated navigation in the oceans of information and knowledge, at the end of past century Internet opened and ensured new opportunities of network communication and knowledge.

Very soon Internet connected billions of various information and knowledge systems, ensuring faster communication, development and exchange of knowledge and technologies.


[1], Accessed: 25th March 2012

[2], Accessed: 25th March 2012

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