With the global expansion of the internet, all information, from politics and economics to our own lives, is becoming digitized and reciprocated. US President Obama came into power by cleverly using this kind of digital information; and the application of information and communication technology (ICT) to the financial sector gave rise to new destabilizing factors. Furthermore, the emergence of cloud computing and various personal digital assistants has led to an environment where we can access not only business information but also entertainment information such as music and videos whenever and wherever we want. Suppose we call this use of information "information consumption." How will the style of information consumption change in the future? How will our lives, politics and economies be affected?
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