Information does not wear out

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Whimsy quirk in the evolution?

Information is one of the wonders of the humanity: information can be shared and copied infinitely. Whether you share information with two people or with two billion people has no effect on the information itself. It does not wear out. Of course, changes occur in each individual’s own thoughts immediately as the information is received. And that, too, is wondrous.

We do not know whether information is only a strangeness of chance in the short evolution of humamankind; or part of something larger – or smaller – dimension.

The human brain is still at the same stage of evolution as it was in the stone age at the era of modern human emergence 60,000 years ago.

How everything around us is possible if our brains are basically the same as our ancestors’ who lived free in the nature tens of thousands of years ago ?! The answer is that we have learned to use our brains – albeit only a fraction of their capacity. We have learned ways to leverage information by organizing it. When information is documented and useable in suitable pieces, we are able to combine new information with what we have learned before.

We have learned to leverage information by organizing information

For hundreds and thousands of years, the volume of information was small and people’s ability to understand and structure it was very limited. With information growth, mankind and societies have evolved. We have learned to document information. And methods for structuring and utilizing information have become more and more sophisticated.

To this date, the volume of information has increased in “light-year exponents” compared to time, for example, a thousand years ago.

In the modern information society, information is free and, in principle, accessible to all. More information is available than ever before and the volume of documented information is growing at a rate that seems limitless. The extent of available and necessary information tests our ability to understand the world around us, and challenges our capability to function in this increasingly complex storm of information.

Human brain can not keep pace with the progress of information

Because the human brain can not keep pace with the progress of the quantity and quality of information, we have had to find methods to process it that are appropriate for the developmental stage of our brains.

The information must be structured and set available in such way that it is possible for the human brain to process information related to an individual issue or to multicomplex matters, and to assess the consequences of using the information.

Development of communication technology and our ever-expanding use of information have in no way changed the evolution process of hundreds of thousands of years in our brains. The current flood of information and communication has, at its best, bearly started the course of development in our superclastic brain system. And if so, the consequences are to be seen long after we have gone.

Ability to combine and structure information; and the ability to understand the interactions between data sets and the exchange between them enables the ability to interpret social and economic phenomena.

We do not know whether information is only a strangeness of chance in the short evolution of mankind; or part of something larger – or smaller – dimension

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Timo Keinänen  Explorer, service designer, concept designer, art director, writer and graphic designer.
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