Information-Transparency Cycle: Voracious Demand

Topics: Nervous system, Central nervous system, Marshall McLuhan Pages: 3 (965 words) Published: March 6, 2012
Information is the lifeblood of an increasingly transparent world. It has progressed from cave drawings depicting the movement of animal herds and the appropriate hunting techniques to the global information warehouse of information, re-supplied continuously and instantaneously, with basically free, unlimited rights of consumption. From information available only those few nomads who stumbled into the right cave for the right, the world has moved to a vast information storehouse on virtually any subject, available inexpensively or free, at the time and place demanded.

The Information-Transparency Cycle (I-T Cycle) is self-regulating, self-funded, and answers to no superior power.

The I-T Cycle has become the most important, cybernetic (or closed loop, self-regulating) system in the history of the world. It is an insatiable system, capable of knowing all, telling all, and forgetting nothing. And rather than just dumping more and more information into a global mass of ineffable digits, technology is also "Google-ing" it into user-friendly, congenial, and amiable bites of knowledge that are easily digested by even the least sophisticated palate. Thus, at the risk of mixing metaphors, technology has, simultaneously, created an entire new landscape and become the "seeing eye dog" for those who demand to know where we've been and where we're going, but are unable to navigate the massive landscape alone. The information-transparency cycle is simultaneously an organization, an economy, and a way of life. It is both the fuel and the major mechanism of modern life. It operates independently and is answerable to no authority, but most important, it is unstoppable.

In the Global Information-Transparency Cycle:
1. Information is instantly collected in almost every subject or activity. 2. Information is easily compiled, probed, analyzed, scrutinized, jittered, refined, prioritized, studied and stored, and...
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