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Information Overload

[T]he very amount of information that computers make available threatens us with cognitive overload: overwhelmed with facts, people tend to mistake data for truth, knowledge for wisdom.

"Info-mania erodes our capacity for significance," [Michael] Heim writes [in The Metaphysics of Reality]. "With a mind-set fixed on information, our attention span shortens. We collect fragments. We become mentally poorer in overall meaning."

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