Man began altering natural landscapes according to his needs from the beginning of the agricultural revolution. But It is the Industrial Revolution that separated nature into manufactured and biological landscapes. Now we are at the 4th stage of the Industrial Revolution (AI, Blockchain, AR, VR, faster computers, biotech, and robotics. which blurs the boundaries between the physical, digital, and biological worlds.) The epicenter of this information technology revolution was Silicon Valley in the 1970s and 1980s. Soon the wave hit India, and India became “The Outsourcer” by exporting IT services to the world.
IT parks started emerging on the outskirts of Indian Cities. The first IT park in India was Technopark Trivandrum, Kerala, established in 1990. The chosen land for the park construction was a green land less habited far from the main city. Technopark has become the single largest source of employment in Kerala State, home to many tech companies and startups. The fate of the land has changed drastically within a few years and transformed into an urban space. The real estate value of land went up, and Residential areas, apartment complexes, and shopping centers quickly popped up around the park. The same happened with the info park and smart city in Kochi. The perception of the IT revolution is it’s going to change the world and solve all of its problems. Often companies say they want to make “the world a better place.”
Kerala's evolution from resisting computers to embracing them as a significant source of income highlights the transformative influence of IT which spurred the government to endorse additional IT corridors. The project looks into the IT revolution that reconfigured Kerala's natural landscapes and socioeconomic framework.