Information in the Future

It’s hard to predict the future of information given its ever changing nature: bits and pieces are removed or updated or even added to the growing pool of knowledge and the only thing that can be said for sure is that it will continue to grow. Information is the product of the learning experience and it is not going to stop anytime soon.

There are, no doubt, countless opportunities that the expansion of information will bring: after all, those who don’t learn from the past are doomed to repeat it. And sometimes the past can provide answers to current problems – but only if people know it. But this seems like a small thing compared to the obvious problem: just how much information should be shared? Case in point: confidential information. What could be considered confidential?

Using information cannot be limited to just school, college or work. Even a simple thing such as looking at a restaurant menu or following instructions from a how-to video on Youtube is using information – it’s no longer limited to the stigma of just research with people wearing lab coats or going to the dark corners of the library where thick layers of dust cake the forgotten knowledge of yesterday (no offense, professor!).

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