Driving economic growth
The revolution in India’s telecom industry has propelled magnanimous levels of growth, even among those situated at the lowest levels of the social pyramid.
For the most part of human history, change was glacial in pace. It was quite safe to assume that the world at the time of your death would look pretty much similar to the one at the time of your birth. That is no longer the case as the pace of change seems to be growing exponentially. Futurist Ray Kurzweil put it succinctly when he wrote in 2001: "We won't experience 100 years of progress in the 21st century – it will be more like 20,000 years of progress (at today's rate)." Since the time of his writing, a lot has changed, especially with the advent of the internet.