A form of economic organization in which the population's needs for food, manufactured products, transportation, and many services are met through the use of machines powered largely by fossil fuel. Industrialism is the result of the mass adoption of the following process - a company puts land, oil or other natural resources, with labor (including entrepreneurship) and capital in one side, and then one gets goods and services out the other side. Every industry requires an infrastructure to grow.
During the last three decades, industrialism has been the dominant factor in shaping the provision of information to large numbers of people through media such as print, Tv and radio. With the development of mass communications the production of art, such as music has been heavily associated with copyighted media.
In theory industrialism tends to bring less chaos and therefore more progress. In the past, a poor labourer rarely had the opportunity to learn to read and write to gain an education. In areas with growing economic activity there is a tendancy for greaters levels of education.
Democracy, Capitalism and Industrialism (all integrated into a form of Plutocracy) are major forces driving the idea of the global village. In a capitalist society economic growth is equivalent to a growth in industrial output. The internet is currently interfering with the traditional distribution of intellectual property as the analog, physical, single copies of information like books, CDs and newspapers become obsolete.
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