Information - what's the future?

As I spend hours online researching for a marketing paper, I am flabbergasted by the amount of information there is today, the rate of growth of this information, and the quantity of blogs that are produced as I search topics such as communication, media, social networking trends and statistics, data, information, browsing habits, and networking. I ponder current traditional job qualifications and academic curricula in existence and wonder how soon will these methods be outdated.

It seems to me that information is not only growing in breadth but, certainly in depth like never before. As a professional, expert, or enthusiast in any topic, the commitment seems to be greater and it is proportionally difficult for one to be well-rounded in many topics. With the increase of information and the increase of blogs (and pseudo-experts), how credible is data and let's face it, what good is information if no pertinent action is taken? It seems that non-personal acquisition of vast amounts of information is doable for anyone who has access to the Internet - and that pretty much means ANYONE.

Are we moving towards an era of well-paid information brokers and an increased need for those who can provide the "personal" delivery of information and assist us in taking relevant action? It is true that these people already exist. They already hire and orchestrate the "experts" who have tremendous depth of information. Or will tomorrow's human beings (and animals?) will grow brains that by far, out-compute and have larger storage capacity than the 20th century homo sapien neanderthalensis? I think we shall see this shortly...


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