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Postindustrial society, society marked by a transition from amanufacturing-based economy to a service-based economy, a transition that is also connected with subsequent societal restructuring.Postindustrialization is the next evolutionary step from an industrialized society and is most evident in countries and regions that were among the first to experience the Industrial Revolution, such as the United States, western Europe, and Japan. .

A transition from the production of goods to the production of services, with very few firms directly manufacturing any goods.

The replacement of blue-collar manual labourers with technical and professional workers—such as computer engineers, doctors, and bankers—as the direct production of goods is moved elsewhere. 

 replacement of practical knowledge with theoretical knowledge. 

Greater attention being paid to the theoretical and ethical implications of new technologies, which helps society avoid some of the negative features of introducing new technologies, such as environmental accidents and massive widespread power outages.

The development of newer scientific disciplines—such as those that involve new forms of information technology, cybernetics, or artificial intelligence—to assess the theoretical and ethical implications of new technologies.

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A post-industrial society is a stage in a society's development during which the economy transitions from one that primarily provides goods to one that primarily provides services.
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