“Everything is information, in one way or another — our thoughts, emotions, body sensations, visual cues, feelings. Our inner and outer worlds. This is a radical insight. We travel on our own information superhighway and as we become conscious of it we start seeing things…”

– Kelly Boys

“What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.”

– Herbert Simon

“The acquisition of knowledge can not serve only to perform immediate tasks or answer a question, at least not if we wish to approach the higher goal of wisdom. Your phone can make you an instant expert on anything, thanks to Google and Wikipedia, and this is incredibly useful.
Doing so doesn’t make us dumber any more than encyclopedias, phone books, or librarians made us dumber. It is only the next stage of how our technology allows us to create and to interact with more information faster and faster…T
The danger isn’t intellectual stagnation or an addiction to instant fact-finding missions. The real risk is substituting superficial knowledge for the type of understanding and insight that is required to create new things.”

– Garry Kasparov