In Society 3.0 Tracey Wilen-Daugenti, explores the changes in social trends over the past 50 years or so, which inevitably includes advances in technology. These changes have and will continue to influence how higher education institutions and the workplace cater to future populations.

The book investigates work trends today compared with that of the 1950s, as well as the role of women in the workplace. The author explores the development of the global market and its effect, together with the ubiquitous use of technology in society and what impact this has had on workforce skills. The statistical information highlights the need for small businesses and individuals to be able to compete in an increasingly tech-savvy global marketplace.

Wilen-Daugenti provides valuable insight into the emerging trends in technology, which she describes as “indispensable to modern life” and “constantly changing.” But, it is mobile technology that is her focus. She writes, “It is in mobile technology—both in hardware and the uses we find for it—where the biggest transformations have occurred.”

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