The Tremendous Growth of Useless Information
Posted by Bob Warfield on August 8, 2010
Eric Schmidt says that every 2 days we create as much new information as we did in the entire period before 2003. If that’s true, then a fantastic amount of that information must be useless, because civilization certainly hasn’t advanced to the point where it has that much to say every 2 days.
What does that say about the continued need for better ways of filtering information overload?
What does it say about the role machines and software are playing in automating the creation of useless information?
What opportunities does it create for the entrepreneur?
Where is the value? In creation, consumption, or discovery of information?
What does it say to you about your personal strategies for surfing the information wave without getting tubed?