Information Age Quotes

Quotes tagged as "information-age" (showing 1-30 of 43)
Caleb Carr
“It is the greatest truth of our age: Information is not knowledge.”
Caleb Carr

Ralph Waldo Emerson
“There are many things of which a wise man might wish to be ignorant”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Edward Snowden
“Arguing that you don't care about the right to privacy because you have nothing to hide is no different than saying you don't care about free speech because you have nothing to say.”
Edward Snowden

“In the Information Age, the first step to sanity is FILTERING. Filter the information: extract for knowledge.

Filter first for substance. Filter second for significance. These filters protect against advertising.

Filter third for reliability. This filter protects against politicians.

Filter fourth for completeness. This filter protects against the media.”
Marc Stiegler, Davids Sling

Tiffany Madison
“We the people have no excuse for starry-eyed sycophantic group-think in the Information Age. Knowledge is but a fingertip away.”
Tiffany Madison

Mark Manson
“Technology has solved old economic problems by giving us new psychological problems. The internet has not just open-sourced information, it has also open-sourced insecurity, self-doubt, and shame.”
Mark Manson

David Chiles
“Netiquette brings the World together through the Internet for the Information Age. It's all data. NetworkEtiquette.net”
David Chiles

Larry Beinhart
“The really strange thing about this is that it was one of the Fog Facts.

That is, it was not a secret. It was known. But it was not known. That is, if you asked a knowledgeable journalist, or political analyst, or a historian, they knew about it. If you yourself went and checked the record, you could find it out. But if you asked the man in the street if President Scott, who loved to have his picture taken among the troops and driving armored vehicles and aboard naval vessels, if you asked if Scott had found a way to evade service in Vietnam, they wouldn't have a clue, and, unless they were anti-Scott already, they wouldn't believe it.

In the information age there is so much information that sorting and focus and giving the appropriate weight to anything have become incredibly difficult. Then some fact, or event, or factoid mysteriously captures the world's attention and there's a media frenzy. Like Clinton and Lewinsky. Like O. J. Simpson. And everybody in the world knows everything about it. On the flip side are the Fog Facts, important things that nobody seems able to focus on any more than the can focus on a single droplet in the mist. They are known, but not known.”
Larry Beinhart, The Librarian

Whether we consider hip-hop as an evolved manifestation of the Harlem Renaissance or something completely
“Whether we consider hip-hop as an evolved manifestation of the Harlem Renaissance or something completely new under the sun, it clearly has moved beyond the stage of just entertaining lives to that of informing and empowering lives.”
Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Never believe all that you hear.
Always verify the original source of information.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Kurt Vonnegut
“Persuasive guessing has been at the core of leadership for so long, for all human experience so far, that it is wholly unsurprising that most of the leaders of this planet, in spite of all the information that is suddenly ours, want the guessing to go on.”
Kurt Vonnegut

Kurt Vonnegut
“Persuasive guessing has been at the core of leadership for so long, for all of human experience so far, that it is wholly unsurprising that most of the leaders of this planet, in spite of all the information that is suddenly ours, want the guessing to go on.”
Kurt Vonnegut, A Man Without a Country

“Maybe, as Mizuko said, we won't even really die, just carry on in the feedback loop we are stuck in. Instead of connecting with new things, widening our worlds, algorithms have shrunk it to a narrow chamber with mirrored walls.”
Olivia Sudjic, Sympathy

“Email is the scourge of our age,' said Silvia. 'Email and cancer.”
Olivia Sudjic, Sympathy

Dexter Palmer
“The palimpsests of molecules need not be overwritten, for machines make once-ephemeral words persist: they collect in gutters; they pile up and require sweeping; they hang in air like morning fog.”
Dexter Palmer, The Dream of Perpetual Motion

Dexter Palmer
“And yet Rebecca felt that it was hard to tell whether the secret algorithms of Big Data did not so much reveal you to yourself as they tried to dictate to you what you were to be. To accept that the machines knew you better than you knew yourself involved a kind of silent assent: you liked the things Big Data told you you were likely to like, and you loved the people it said you were likely to love. To believe entirely in the data entailed a slight diminishment of the self, small but crucial and, perhaps, irreversible.”
Dexter Palmer, Version Control

Lorenzo Frick
“Nur weil Informationen heute mühelos zugänglich sind, bedeutet das nicht automatisch auch, dass wir diese besitzen.”
Lorenzo Frick, Die vollkommene Gesellschaft: Fragen und Antworten einer kritischen Auseinandersetzung

Abhishek Ratna
“Information is the key to success, anywhere and everywhere. Right information matters the most. This applies to your work place too.”
Abhishek Ratna, No Parking. No Halt. Success Non Stop!

Mark Manson
“All day, every day, we are flooded with the truly extraordinary. The best of the best. The worst of the worst. The greatest physical feats. The funniest jokes. The most upsetting news. Nonstop. Our lives today are filled with information from the extremes of the bell curve of human experience, because in the media business that's what gets eyeballs, and eyeballs bring dollars. That's the bottom line. Yet the vast majority of life resides in the humdrum middle. The vast majority of life is unextraordinary, indeed quite average. The deluge of exceptional information drives us to feel pretty damn insecure and desperate, because clearly we are somehow not good enough. So more and more we feel the need to compensate through entitlement and addiction.”
Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

“Information is key, being informed is success.”
Chidiebere Prosper Agbugba

Mark Manson
“Right now, anyone who is offended about anything--whether it's the fact that a book about racism was assigned in a university class, or that Christmas trees were banned at the local mall, or the fact that taxes were raised half a percent on investment funds--feels as though they're being oppressed in some way and therefore deserved to be outraged and to have a certain amount of attention. The current media environment both encourages and perpetuates these reactions because, after all, it's good for business.”
Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Mark Manson
“Outrage porn": rather than report on real stories and real issues, the media find it much easier (and more profitable) to find something mildly offensive, broadcast it to a wide audience, generate outrage, and then broadcast that outrage back across the population in a way that outrages yet another part of the population. This triggers a kind of echo of bullshit pinging back and forth between two imaginary sides, meanwhile distracting everyone from real societal problems. It's no wonder we're more politically polarized than ever before.”
Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life

Alexander Lloyd Curran
“We are seeing the potentiality when it comes to technological optimism; the internet used in the correct way is an educational fountain of knowledge. Our social networking platforms can be turned into insightful articles about scientific marvels, medical breakthroughs, engineering tutorials, philosophical discussions and debates, nature documentaries, religious questions, news relating to politics or current activism going on around the world… The list goes on and on yet the access (depending on where you live) is unprecedented and vast.”
Alexander Lloyd Curran, Introduction to Lexivism

Aysha Taryam
“Information is abundant, it flows through so many sources that what once was a river one waded through is now a flood we struggle to keep afloat in.”
Aysha Taryam

Aysha Taryam
“How difficult it has become to decipher the truth from the fictitious, to trust one’s own eyes over the art of image distortion. Information is power and if readings have taught us anything, it is that power inevitably corrupts.”
Aysha Taryam

Aysha Taryam
“Bewildered by the sheer amount of information we have devised a way that has made us the most sorted culture we have ever been, categorised by apps and search engines we are no longer hiding from the other, we are blind to it.”
Aysha Taryam

“We have made clocks that are perfectly in sync with the industrial machinery and the Information Age and perfectly out of sync with nature and our circadian rhythm.”
Khang Kijarro Nguyen

Pearl Zhu
“Digital means flow, mind flow, data flow, information flow, knowledge flow, idea flow, and business flow.”
Pearl Zhu, Digital Maturity: Take a Journey of a Thousand Miles from Functioning to Delight

Raheel Farooq
“All answers to why are information. All answers to how are knowledge.”
Raheel Farooq, Kalam

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