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Originally posted by 12m8keall2c
Information Overload? Nah...
Is it 'healthy' for each and every to realize, appreciate and understand that there's a whole 'nother world outside their own ... just waiting for them to consider and/or 'digest' the same ...
You betcha, imo.
While not always the most palatable menu or meal, consumption and/or consideration of the same would seem to effect broader horizons and overall 'scope' all the while. (?)
Originally posted by Wyn Hawks
...its basically the same world that its always been... many were simply fooled into believing it was a kinder world because they were sequestered from the harsh realities that the majority of the population deals with every day... imo, its better to know, so you dont end up aiding the bad guys by accident...
"Information overload" is a term popularized by Alvin Toffler that refers to the difficulty a person can have understanding an issue and making decisions that can be caused by the presence of too much information. The term and concept precede the Internet. Toffler's explanation of it in his bestselling book presents information overload as the Information Age's version of sensory overload, a term that had been introduced in the 1950s. Sensory overload was thought to cause disorientation and lack of responsiveness. Toffler posited information overload as having the same sorts of effects, but on the higher cognitive functions, writing: "When the individual is plunged into a fast and irregularly changing situation, or a novelty-loaded context ... his predictive accuracy plummets. He can no longer make the reasonably correct assessments on which rational behavior is dependent." As the world moves into a new era of globalization, an increasing number of people are connecting to the Internet to conduct their own research and are given the ability to produce as well as consume the data accessed on an increasing number of websites. Users are now classified as active users because more people in society are participating in the Digital and Information Age. More and more people are considered to be active writers and viewers because of their participation. This flow has created a new life where we are now in danger of becoming dependent on this method of access to information. Therefore we see an information overload from the access to so much information, almost instantaneously, without knowing the validity of the content and the risk of misinformation.
Originally posted by Mary Rose
I have to stop from time to time and ask myself, "What's the point? Why am I doing this??"