World of data, knowledge and data about knowledge – making so many elements of life deeper, wider, more immense – every day.
We need more which is simpler – not over-simplified, not dumbed-down, but easier to get to the heart of something, to that point which might change us or save us from harm.
Massive volume of things we don’t know. Grows every day!
Amazing, that anyone of any age using whatever tools, apps, techniques and their wits can handle = how can we possibly keep up, stay current, be aware of everything, or even specific slices of ‘everything’ on subjects, issues and causes we care about?
Do we solve for the great unknown, for X … or do we simply look for pain, pleasure and change?
Or are we already too overwhelmed?
Everything known today would baffle our grand-parents generation, or perhaps baffle ourselves a decade ago. One of my favourite writers from the 80’s, John Naisbitt, said: “We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge.”
I don’t think Naisbitt’s words are right, yet wrong. Knowledge is bombarding us, a massive flood, while we have too few tools to siphon, to extract, specific knowledge for living our own life while being generally informed about ‘everything’. Why? Are we too focused on finding the right APP to get us just the right SLICE of this massive pie?
I’m thinking about … a new APP (I expect readers may point me some), a COMMON SENSE APP for average people, the ‘Economist newspaper approach’ to all subjects of importance – sent to us daily, one synopsis to read, leaving better prepared to greet our day.
written / published from Calgary, AB
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