Information Age Quotes

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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

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

“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

Olivia Sudjic
“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

Jean Baudrillard
“In this impossibility of reapprehending the world through images and of moving from information to a collective action and will, in this absence of sensibility and mobilization, it isn't apathy or general indifference that's at issue; it is quite simply that the umbilical cord of representation is severed.
The screen reflects nothing. It is as though you are behind a two-way mirror: you see the world, but it doesn't see you, it doesn't look at you. Now, you only see things if they are looking at you. The screen screens out any dual relation (any possibility of 'response').
It is this failure of representation which, together with a failure of action, underlies the impossibility of developing an ethics of information, an ethics of images, an ethics of the Virtual and the networks. All attempts in that direction inevitably fail.
All that remains is the mental diaspora of images and the extravagant performance of the medium.
Susan Sontag tells a good story about this pre-eminence of the medium and of images: as she is sitting in front of the television watching the moon landing, the people she is
watching with tell her they don't believe it at all. 'But what are you watching, then?' she asks. 'Oh, we're watching television!' Fantastic: they do not see the moon; they see only the screen showing the moon. They do not see the message; they see only the image.
Ultimately, contrary to what Susan Sontag thinks, only intellectuals believe in the ascendancy of meaning; 'people' believe only in the ascendancy of signs. They long ago said goodbye to reality. They have gone over, body and soul, to the spectacular.”
Jean Baudrillard, The Intelligence of Evil or the Lucidity Pact

“There are no mathematical equations for good citizenship.”
Bill Kovach, Tom Rosenstiel

“Those skills [to test the veracity of news produced], however, can be identified. If we look at those who have been in the business of empiricism - people in journalism, law, intelligence, science, medicine, and elsewhere - we will see a set of common concepts and skills that have developed over generations.”
Bill Kovach, Blur: How to Know What's True in the Age of Information Overload

J.R. Rim
“In the Information Age, one tech year is equivalent to one person's lifetime.”
J.R. Rim

Sean Coons
“Like many things born in the ’70s, the Information Age is not aging well.”
Sean Coons, Body: or, How Hope Confronts Her Shadow and Calls the Flutter Girl to Flight

Péter Zilahy
“I was watching a news channel the other day and fell asleep waiting for the fact.”
Péter Zilahy

Jean Baudrillard
“There are things one can no longer talk about or cannot yet talk about again. Their ghosts have not yet been stabilized. Marxism?
There are others we cannot talk about yet, or can no longer talk about, because their ghosts are already running around the streets; they are already preceded by their shades. Information, communication?
One only speaks well of what is disappearing. The class struggle, the dialectic in Marx, power and sexuality in Foucault. Analysis itself contributes to hastening their end.”
Jean Baudrillard, Cool Memories

Alex M. Vikoulov
“To use the metaphor of our Information Age, consciousness to humans is as Cloud to computers. Just like your smartphone, your brain is a 'bio'-logical computing device of your mind, an interface for physical reality. Our minds are embedded into the greater mind-network, as computers in the Cloud. Viewed in this way, consciousness is 'non-local' Cloud, our brain-mind systems are receivers, processors and transmitters of information within that Cloud.”
Alex M. Vikoulov, The Syntellect Hypothesis: Five Paradigms of the Mind's Evolution

Ernst F. Schumacher
“The key words of violent economics are urbanization, industrialization, centralization, efficiency, quantity, speed.”
Ernst Schumacher

Frank Sonnenberg
“Are you filling your head with empty calories?”
Frank Sonnenberg, Soul Food: Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Aneesh Abraham
“The ease of life and convenience in the Internet era is indeed mesmerizing, keeping us bound, and pushing the larger questions out of the mind with its constant buzz. But it can be turned off with a toggle.”
Aneesh Abraham, Super Dense Crush Load: The Story of Man Redux

“Information is and ought to be free”
Dr. Cornel Darden JR.

“The information age has taken away the most useful function of the aged, children no longer connect with them for wisdom.
What for then, the longer life?

20 Oct 2020 World Statistics Day”
Vineet Raj Kapoor

Jean Baudrillard
“The striking thing about all present-day systems is their bloatedness: the means we have devised for handling data - communication, record-keeping, storage, production and destruction - are all in a condition of 'demonic pregnancy' (to borrow Susan Sontag's description of cancer). So lethargic are they, indeed, that they will assuredly never again serve a useful purpose. It is not we that have put an end to use-value - rather, the system itself has eliminated it through surplus production. So many things have been produced and accumulated that they can never possibly all be put to use (certainly not a bad thing in the case of nuclear weapons). So many messages and signals are produced and disseminated that they can never possibly all be read. A good thing for us too - for even with the tiny portion that we do manage to absorb, we are in a state of permanent electrocution.”
Jean Baudrillard, The Transparency of Evil: Essays in Extreme Phenomena

Pandora Sykes
“The term 'infobesity' was coined in 2013 to describe the torrent of information clogging out arteries like cholesterol. It turns us into 'pancake people', ... 'Spread wide and thin as we connect with that vast network of information accessed by the mere touch of a button.”
Pandora Sykes, How Do We Know We're Doing It Right: & Other Essays on Modern Life

Abhijit Naskar
“Make journalism the vanguard of information.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Chuck Klosterman
“Specialists in information technology are the new lawyers. Long ago, lawyers realized that they could make themselves culturally essential if they made the vernacular of contracts too complex for anyone to understand except themselves. They made the language of contracts unreadable on purpose. (Easy example: I can write a book, and my editor can edit a book . . . but neither one of us can read and understand the contract that allows those things to happen.) IT workers became similarly unstoppable the moment they realized virtually every machine powering the modern world is too complicated for the average person to fix or calibrate. And they know this. This is what makes an IT guy different from you. He might make less money, he might have less social prestige, and people might look at him in the cafeteria like he’s a nitpick—but he can act however he wants. He can be nice, but only if he feels like it. He can ignore the company dress code. He can lie for no reason whatsoever (because how would anyone understand what he’s lying about). He can smoke weed at lunch, because he’ll still understand your iMac better than you. It doesn’t matter how he behaves: The IT department dominates technology, and technology dominates the rest of us. And this state of being creates a new kind of personality. It creates someone like Kim Dotcom, a man who’s essentially an IT guy for the entire planet.”
Chuck Klosterman, I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling With Villains

“I tell my first-year law students that they will be learning how to read. "Huh? We've known how to read since we were six!" Sure, that's true, in the sense that students come to law school knowing cognitively how to translate black-and-white marks on a page into words. But what I mean by read is different. It requires you to isolate phrases, then individual words, and then figure out as many interpretations of those words as possible. Once you have the various options on the table, you can start to prioritize the options and choose which is best---or at least how to argue for one over the other on behalf of a client. This is a skill, and one that is becoming increasingly rare in a world of information overload, texts, tweets, and sound bites.”
Kim Wehle, How to Read the Constitution--and Why

“It seems ironic that, in this information age, millions of people feel such a lack of control over their lives. Obviously, the communications revolution has done little to overcome, and may even have contributed to, a feeling of detachment and disconnectedness with circumstances and other people.”
Roger Connors, The Oz Principle: Getting Results Through Individual and Organizational Accountability

Austin Kleon
“In this age of information abundance and overload, those who get ahead will be the folks who figure out what to leave out so they can concentrate on what's really important to them. Nothing is more paralyzing than the idea of limitless possibilities. The idea that you can do anything is absolutely terrifying.”
Austin Kleon, The Steal Like an Artist Audio Trilogy

Author Jyoti Patel
“we are the generation surviving with overloaded information, we have access to all the love songs in the world, to the stories of love, poetry on hate, articles on relationships - they are all just a button away but, we are the generation humiliating love.”
Jyoti Patel

Donna Goddard
“There is no reason why we cannot keep up with an evolving world. Learning is not the prerogative of the young. If you would like to keep an active and young mind, then it is best to exercise it. We mustn’t denigrate the advances in technology because many people use them badly. We can use them well. There has never been a time in history when we can reach so many, so easily. We need to make technology work for us.”
Donna Goddard, Writing: A Spiritual Voice

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