Information Consumption Society

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Doctor, I am suffering from information consumption anxiety.

Welcome to the Information age, and there sure is loads of it.

We live in a world that shits information. Endless readings from multiple perspectives in multiple languages on the most obscurest subjects, and on a page awaiting your anticipated access. Long gone are the days of relying on libraries for information, and gone with it the queues to hire books, gone are the borrowing restrictions on quantity and variety fixing our scope on available knowledge. Gone the embarrassment of trying to explain our way out of those nasty fines. The Internet has by and large reduced our demand on the library of the real world, and each-other as the primary fountain for knowledge. And as the availability of information has meant its approximation itself closer and closer to us, I am now starting to feel some of the social side effects…

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