Information overload is a big problem, and it's caused by four things, each of which is exponentially worse, and together they make up a big crisis. This crisis may make us collectively dumber and less face-to-face with the people around us and more alienated from them. The four questions that make up informational revelation are: content shock echo chamber persistent distraction FOMO (fear of missing out) 1. Content Shock "Abundance of information creates scarcity of attention..." --Herbert Simon Image credit: Mark Schaeffer With the advent of online publishing and social media, the amount of knowledge available to us is expanding so rapidly that no one can keep up.
At the same time, more content is produced every minute and every second, and the total amount of collective human knowledge continues to grow, but the time we can spend on consumption cannot increase, and this gap continues telemarketing list to widen every second. Consequences: There was more new information and new skills that we could have acquired by learning, but now they are so overwhelmed that we don't even know they exist. 2. Echo Chamber Image Credit: Michael Simmons As groups grow in size, they become less stable and more diverse, eventually breaking up into small groups, one of the clearest examples of this phenomenon is religion.
Judaism has developed into several different denominations, one of which split into Christianity. With the development of Christianity, it split into Catholicism and Protestantism. Protestantism continued to grow and then split into Baptists, Methodists, Lutherans, etc. This phenomenon occurs in every growing field, discipline and community, and every new organization develops its own language and culture. While this improves communication within the team, it makes knowledge exchange more difficult because knowledge exchange must first be translated into language and culture. Each group develops an identity based on how different or advantageous it is from other groups, and conceptual walls between these groups create polarization and prejudice.