Knowledge and Information

There are a lot of information in the world today.  The internet holds vasts amount of information, even that what we see is only the tip of the iceberg.  In the palm of our hand, there is the capability of cellphone devices (android, iphone, or others).  Just fingertips from reach is the technology that holds the universe of information.  Now with google, wikipedia, and other engines there are instant solutions; answers of all types ready to be accessed.  In the days before grasping these techs, we had to actually learn the contents to understand the idea.  However, nowadays, answers pop in just waiting to fill the blanks.  It’s easy to be susceptible to finding the answer to a problem instantly.  Or just filling the reservoir of information overload.  During the information age, could there be a possibility that we are losing the knowledge in front of us?

Looking at the definition of information, there is a distinction that it states a fact or details of such.  Getting the everyday answers can help, however solely dependent on information can develop bad habits such as lack of knowledge, losing credibility, and inadequacy.  Though knowledge is obtained through the process of education or learning.  While the two could be very similar, even synonyms at times, information is more in the foreground instead of the source.  Knowledge brings up a process of knowing, understanding, and enlightening.  The process is what is missing when we all have the smartphones accessing information whenever desiring it.

Where is all the knowledge we lost with information?  TS Elliot addressed.  It is missing the process.  Information could perhaps become an empty shell harboring only a mere brief understanding; only enough to answer a question and make it sound like all we ever want.  Keeping ourselves active in the process is necessary to bring ourselves above the fog of information out there.  The process is the key to really understanding.

Where is all the knowledge we lost with information? – TS Eliot

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