Sunday, April 4, 2010

Information in the "Information Age"

As you all know we are living in the "Information Age". From this title it is clear that Information is an important element of our lives. But, what is Information?
There are many answers to this question. We can go to the computer scientists and they can tell us that Information is just a set of bits. When we go to the layman we will get a different answer, something along the lines of "Information is knowledge that helps us do things" (well, this leaves us with a greater question of "what is knowledge?").
I think that indeed everyone in every context should define for himself the meaning of the word Information. It is good that Information has become such an important word. If people will try to forget words like God and try to see words like Money as a means to acquire Information, then maybe our world will look better.


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