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The Digital and AI Waves

Tony:
The first wave of humanity was hunter-gatherers. The second was agriculture. The third was, of course, the industrial revolution. Has a fourth or fifth wave happened yet?

ChatGPT-4
The concept of societal waves or phases is a framework for understanding the major transitions in human societies through history. The three waves you mentioned—hunter-gatherer societies, agricultural societies, and industrial societies—are widely recognized. Regarding the fourth and potentially a fifth wave, there is indeed discussion among historians, sociologists, and futurists about subsequent waves that have transformed or are transforming human society:

Fourth Wave: Information or Digital Age
The fourth wave is often identified as the Information Age or Digital Revolution, which began in the mid-to-late 20th century. This era is characterized by the rapid adoption of computers, the internet, and information technology, fundamentally changing how people work, communicate, and live. The Digital Age has led to the globalization of information, the knowledge economy, and significant shifts in social structures and economic practices.

Fifth Wave: Speculative or Emerging
The concept of a fifth wave is more speculative and subject…

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Tony Berard

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