Information Overload Quotes

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

Idries Shah
“Sometimes a pessimist is only an optimist with extra information.”
Idries Shah, Reflections

Criss Jami
“In the age of technology there is constant access to vast amounts of information. The basket overflows; people get overwhelmed; the eye of the storm is not so much what goes on in the world, it is the confusion of how to think, feel, digest, and react to what goes on.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Herbert A. Simon
“...a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention...”
Herbert A. Simon

Alain de Botton
“We are continuously challenged to discover new works of culture—and, in the process, we don’t allow any one of them to assume a weight in our minds.”
Alain de Botton

“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

Seneca
“distringit librorum multitudo

(the abundance of books is distraction)”
Seneca

Idries Shah
“People today are in danger of drowning in information; but, because they have been taught that information is useful, they are more willing to drown than they need be.

If they could handle information, they would not have to drown at all.”
Idries Shah, Reflections

Brian Solis
“Information overload is a symptom of our desire to not focus on what's important. It is a choice.”
Brian Solis

Jerry Mander
“[T]he problem was too much information. The population was being inundated with conflicting versions of increasingly complex events. People were giving up on understanding anything. The glut of information was dulling awareness, not aiding it. Overload. It encouraged passivity, not involvement.”
Jerry Mander, Four Arguments for the Elimination of Television

Jean Baudrillard
“Thus the media are producers not of socialization, but of exactly the opposite, of the implosion of the social in the masses. And this is only the macroscopic extension of the implosion of meaning at the microscopic level of the sign. This implosion should be analyzed according to McLuhan’s formula, the medium is the message, the consequences of which have yet to be exhausted.

This means that all contents of meaning are absorbed in the only dominant form of the medium. Only the medium can make an event—whatever the contents, whether they are conformist or subversive. A serious problem for all counterinformation, pirate radios, antimedia, etc. But there is something even more serious, which McLuhan himself did not see. Because beyond this neutralization of all content, one could still expect to manipulate the medium in its form and to transform the real by using the impact of the medium as form. If all the content is wiped out, there is perhaps still a subversive, revolutionary use value of the medium as such. That is—and this is where McLuhan’s formula leads, pushed to its limit—there is not only an implosion of the message in the medium, there is, in the same movement, the implosion of the medium itself in the real, the implosion of the medium and of the real in a sort of hyperreal nebula, in which even the definition and distinct action of the medium can no longer be determined.”
Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation

Gertrude Stein
“They think they are interested about the atomic bomb but they really are not not any more than I am. Really not. They may be a little scared, I am not so scared, there is so much to be scared of so what is the use of bothering to be scared, and if you are not scared the atomic bomb is not interesting.

Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense. They listen so much that they forget to be natural. This is a nice story.”
Gertrude Stein, Reflection on the Atomic Bomb

Abhijit Naskar
“Before the invention of printing press, the problem was, lack of information, and now due to the rise of social media, it is too much information - the former leads to mental starvation and the latter to mental obesity.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“We have begun to live in a world, where we eat content, drink content and breathe content, without giving a single thought to its composition and what kind of impact it has upon our lives.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“Unmoderated content consumption is as dangerous as the consumption of sewage water.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Abhijit Naskar
“The focus of social media’s business model must shift from content engagement to content quality.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Neil Postman
“How often does it occur that information provided you on morning radio or television, or in the morning newspaper, causes you to alter your plans for the day, or to take some action you would not otherwise have taken, or provides insight into some problem you are required to solve? For most of us, news of the weather will sometimes have such consequences; for investors, news of the stock market; perhaps an occasional story about a crime will do it, if by chance the crime occurred near where you live or involved someone you know. But most of our daily news is inert, consisting of information that gives us something to talk about but cannot lead to any meaningful action. This fact is the principal legacy of the telegraph: By generating an abundance of irrelevant information, it dramatically altered what may be called the "information-action" ratio.”
Neil Postman, Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

Frank Sonnenberg
“The only difference between being uninformed and misinformed is that one is your choice and the other is theirs.”
Frank Sonnenberg, Listen to Your Conscience: That's Why You Have One

Vindy Teja
“When information overload strikes again, I reach for a mantra: Knowledge is power. Applied knowledge is powerful.”
Vindy Teja

Abhijit Naskar
“More and more people are consuming news and other content from the internet than any other medium. And that's where the problem begins. The production and circulation of physical newspaper is highly expensive and so is maintaining a tv channel or a radio station, hence, transmission of news through these platforms are accessible mostly to traditional news media sources, and the public only acts as the consumer. But the same is not true when it comes to the transmission of news or any other content via the Internet. Anybody can transmit a news via the internet quite instantly as well as consume it. And since there is no active fact-checking algorithm involved in this transmission, there is no way of telling whether the news you are receiving is real or fake, if you are not receiving it from a trusted traditional source.”
Abhijit Naskar, The Constitution of The United Peoples of Earth

Pearl Zhu
“Digital organizations are information overlading and knowledge abundant; very few of them are truly running the digital-savvy and high-intellectual business.”
Pearl Zhu, 100 IT Charms: Running Versatile IT to get Digital Ready

Pearl Zhu
“The transcendence of information management to innovation management enables IT to help the company recharge the business model and build a competitive advantage for achieving long-term business prosperity.”
Pearl Zhu, 100 IT Charms: Running Versatile IT to get Digital Ready

Jag Randhawa
“Information overload creates poverty of intelligence and action.”
Jag Randhawa

Ali Smith
“Never mind literal climate change, there’s been a whole seasonal shift. It’s like walking in a blizzard all the time just trying to get to what’s really happening beyond the noise and hype.”
Ali Smith, Winter

Nate Silver
“The instinctual shortcut that we take when we have "too much information" is to engage with it selectively, picking out the parts we like and ignoring the remainder, making allies with those who have made the same choices and enemies of the rest.”
Nate Silver, The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—But Some Don't

“So what do we talk about. We talk about the movies which of course is what everyone talks about, although again, he likes movies in which things happen and I like those in which things don’t. Who wants anything to happen and I think this more and more; there is too much happening all over anyhow and what we need to do is slow things down.”
Martha Ronk, Glass Grapes and Other Stories

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

“MODERATION IS KEY TO SOCIAL MEDIA. PROS:IT PROVIDES WAY FOR PEOPLE GLOBALLY TO FIND CONTENT TO READ, WATCH, LISTEN,CREATE & SHARE. CONS:ADDICTION, TRIGGER INSECURITIES, FOMO, ISOLATION & DEPRESSION RISK, INFORMATION OVERLOAD, PRIVACY RISK, PSYCHOLOGICAL DAMAGING, HEALTH HAZARD, NO HUMAN INTERACTION.”
SACHIN RAMDAS BHARATIYA

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

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