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There has never been more information freely available than there is now. We are now at a phase of civilisation where information costs almost nothing to reproduce or transmit. It is so abundant and readily available that it is finding useful and accurate information that has become the important thing.

One significant aspect is that information can describe physical artifacts that can be communicated to automated machines which can then manufacture this new item, alleviating the need to transport material goods long distances to the end user – most of the journey will effectively be spent as information being transmitted at the speed of light. (See section on turning virtual designs into physical objects).