The words seminal, germinal, primary, formative, and innovative all come to my mind. The hyphenated cross-pollination carries with it the notion of a discovery or innovation in one discipline informing a completely different discipline. The digital creation, storage, and sharing of data comes to mind, with its simple and yet powerful system of ones and zeros, bits and bytes.
I for one have had a relatively sudden change in beliefs and behaviors (attitudes and actions) when I turned from the traditional way of researching things (viz., through the reading of "hard copies" of books, magazines, journals, scholarly papers) to an almost purely electronic way of researching things "online".
I, too, had an epiphany when I realized I could acquire knowledge quickly and efficiently by simply going online. In fact, turning to the computer and various search engines is becoming, almost, second nature to me.
What a relief it was--and still is--for me to be able to shop online not only for information, but for "stuff" that I'd ordinarily have gotten into my car to acquire(i.e., prior to my "conversion" to the world of computers), preceded of course by letting my fingers do the walking in the Yellow pages and making numerous telephone calls prior to burning gasoline, generating pollution, and wearing out my brakes, tires . . . well, you get my point!