Subjects — I
If only the true and useful things were recorded, our huge historical libraries would be reduced to very narrow dimensions — but we would know more, and know it better.
Information can tell us everything. It has all the answers. But they are answers to questions we have not asked, and which doubtless don’t even arise.
My sources are unreliable, but their information is fascinating.
There’s a compelling reason to master information and news. Clearly there will be better job and financial opportunities. Other high stakes will be missed by people if they don’t master and connect information.
Among all the world’s races, some obscure Bedouin tribes possibly apart, Americans are the most prone to misinformation. This is not the consequence of any special preference for mendacity, although at the higher levels of their public administration that tendency is impressive. It is rather that so much of what they themselves believe is wrong.
With so much information now online, it is exceptionally easy to simply dive in and drown.
Information networks straddle the world. Nothing remains concealed. But the sheer volume of information dissolves the information. We are unable to take it all in.
When action grows unprofitable, gather information; when information grows unprofitable, sleep.
Not having the information you need when you need it leaves you wanting. Not knowing where to look for that information leaves you powerless. In a society where information is king, none of us can afford that.
Information is the currency of democracy.