Information has become the key tool in the battle for survival and success,
Fishermen and farmers sit in front of computer screens to learn where the
fish are biting, the latest price of grain, and the harvest forecast.
Computer imaging and printing have speeded up the dissemination of
information; other processes disseminate information via satellite and
fiberoptic lines as quickly as it is received. There is no data to suggest
that people are understanding more--only that they are receiving more
information. In the medical field computers offer the ability to match
diseases with cures, and those in need of special treatment with those able
to provide it.