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The Age of Choices

January 9th, 2010

Beyond the age of information is the age of choice.

Charles Eames

I got this quote from this TED talk [ted.com] by Eames Demitrious. Apparently it, that is the quote, is from 1978. That in and of itself says the speaker had extraordinary vision or luck.

Those of us who live in the Age of Information (assuming that this is it) are bombarded with massive amounts of passive information, and have a functionally infinite amount of informational easily available for our consumption if we actively seek it out. More information than any human can consume and use. There have been libraries and universities for along time, but the internet has removed the barreors to knowledge for far more people. What we struggle with is how to choose what information to focus on, and how to use that information.

Now for the choice: What information to consume? What information to believe?

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