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As a whole, are we on information overload?

Have you seen the (Bing.com) television commercial where a person is asked a simple question and the poor soul responds by rattling off all of the information they inadvertently received while doing a simple search on the internet? Cracks me up!

But, is it funny? Are we on overload?

Years ago I decided I could step off of the band wagon.  I thought I never needed to learn anything related to modern technology again.  Uh-huh…you can see how that worked out for me (Facebook, Twitter, Linked-In, WordPress, Blogger, Google, Bing, You Tube, Hot Frog, website, mobile phone upgrades, digital camera upgrades, internet provider upgrades…).  With an online business there are wants, and there are real needs.

Most of us love to learn, so can we really be subjected to too much information? You might think twice after reading Wikipedia’s definition of information overload (and I copy):  “Information overload” is a term coined by Alvin Toffler which refers to an excess amount of information being provided, making processing and absorbing tasks very difficult for the individual because sometimes we cannot see the validity behind the information.” 

With the ease of the newest devices, and endless information at our finger-tips, along comes multi-tasking, and the breakdown in efficiency.  Less really can be more.  Can the brain only process a certain amount of information?

Believe me, I am not complaining.  The world (and learning) is awesome! But perhaps that is why I wake up and pray, and meditate, and repeat again.  No, that has to do with my faith in God…but let me tell you, it feels good to plant my feet on the ground and center myself.  No piece of equipment is going with me when I leave this world, is it? Neither is the Internet. 


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