Information Overload

According to the ever wonderful Google Reader:

From your 53 subscriptions, over the last 30 days you read 3,302 items, starred 11 items, and shared 2 items.

That’s a heck of a lot of blog posts to consume in a month but if I only star a dozen or so (those that I feel are worth revisiting) then it’s only a tiny percentage which are of real use. In fact, I usually scroll past the majority of articles and only stop to properly read those that attract my attention. This made me wonder about how information overload is becoming an increasingly difficult problem to cope with for the always-on, always-connected generation. The internet is great for inquisitive minds but the sheer vastness of it is mind-boggling. Is it that desire for knowledge that will be our undoing? I would imagine before long, if not already, that people are going to end up in institutions for related disorders stemming from the mind’s inability to cope with everything we throw at it. Perhaps cyberization will be the only solution.

CERN Large Hadron Collider (LHC)

Looks like the clever folks at CERN are already working on a prototype 😉

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