We are now in the midst of ‘the information revolution’. Mankind has been living in an information society since the Bronze Age, but only recently have our lives depended so much on managing the life cycle of information. History has had many metrics, based on natural cycles, religion, or society, to name a few. However, they all depend on systems which record information about the past. Science has constantly changed our view of the world through revolutions, and now we are experiencing an information revolution as we begin to inhabit the ‘infosphere’. However, action must be taken now to prevent future discrimination and inequality between the information-rich and information-poor.