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The forward march of technological progress demands a continuous reassessment of our current predicament. While many existing institutions stand upon a bedrock of historical tradition, the acceleration of modem invention serves to rapidly erode our unswerving reliance on these systems. Rather, the problems brought by rapid technological growth require creative analysis that extends beyond traditional methodology. Just as the Industrial Revolution shook business and legal institutions to the core in response to unforeseen possibilities, the Information Revolution has begun to strain the infrastructure of our current institutions. The Information Age, typified by instant global communication and the ability to conduct activities worldwide from the comfort of a desktop, heralds a new era of unforeseen possibility and opportunity.

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