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Adelo Vant

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Is the cultural anthropological impact of technology and information changing?

Future: Information creates social change and technology application?
Legacy: Technology creates social change and information application!

Do government, academic, economic, and industry leaders understand an Information Society Environment (ISE) will impact technology spending, require information compliance by hardware, software and standards?

Will government, academic, economic, and industry leaders be changed or impacted by an ISE dynamics, social/cultural boundary and borders flexibility?

Will the ISE be as disruptive (more or less) to society/culture, governments, academics, economics, and industry as 1900...2000 digital and telecommunications information technology ... hardware and software?


Closing Statement from Adelo Vant

Presently valuable information is lumped together in an information pile by most, but not all folks. IOW: Human gnome information for most folks is like all outer information not very useful. In the future as metadata/structure is added to information far more people will discover and use available information for presently unknown and unique purposes.

Legal mandates by governments or societies will be a waste of time, like the present war on drugs, the past prohibitions on booze and sex, and the concerns on printable guns. I like a few others (are not nihilist) expect the future will be far better, because information discovery and use will be uncontrollable by any means, and information application controllable by all folks. Maybe government will eventually be pure DEMOCRACY, which should scare the heck out of the powers that be presently.

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    Apr 27 2013: ya bro information is a diguise for knowledge and knowlege is a disguise for wisdom. we have a bunch of wisdom out there right now but its being desguised by lots of information. wich is good because it protects us from knowing too much too fast. yay!!!!!!!
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      Apr 29 2013: IMO: Information (data/content …) is a material commodity that may or may not be available to acquire for personal knowledge. Explicit information is documented (oral traditions included) and applied (the textbook example). Implicit information is experiential (hands-on) application of explicit information with curiosity about results or intent to produce a specific result, and knowledge confirmation and acquisition are collateral results. Implicit knowledge has limited use, because it is not distributed or readily available by explicit documentation.

      Knowledge is frequently trivia for people to regurgitate at appropriate social occasions. Personal knowledge acquisition by a person is highly certifiable. Knowledge when used to exploit a social, economic, or personal weakness may be a crime, and will always indicate a pitiable human condition. So, for me IMO, there is no wisdom in knowledge. Applied knowledge for personal reasons may or may not show wisdom, and may expose personal character. Information availability for knowledge acquisition is essential to all endeavors (knowledge application), there is never too much. Also, information used as dogma is knowledge for exploiting social, economic, and personal weaknesses by politicians, clergy, plutocrats and other hubris filled fools. Dogma has no acceptable application.
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        Apr 29 2013: i agree knowledge in itself is useless. same with information. only when its combined with love and is built upon a foundation that cant crumble will it then be of any use to anyone. it can be harder to find the light in things that have a ton of information. when i say light, its also like the good, or whats going to make us better from that. love guides to what that person needs if, theres too much then it can be difficult to sift through all that to get to what is needed. so love and a strong foundation and we got somewhere to stand and go.

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