Are We Truly Living in an Information age?
A Blog Post
We call our age information age.
However, let us think about it honestly. Undoubtedly, today
we have access to a lot of information. Within minutes,
you can find any information you want. Each day, billions
of words are written and posted on the social networks,
websites and message forums, and millions of videos and
images are uploaded. However, with all that information
at our fingertips, are we becoming any better and more intelligent?
To me it appears that most of the information an average
reader scans during the day is of very inferior quality.
It is generally about who killed who, who said what, or
who slept with whom. It is as if most of us are in deep
sleep, and unless there is a huge explosion like noise,
no one will wakes up and look around. People are not looking
for information but entertainment, love, sex, chat buddies,
and companionship. A lot of youngsters in every part of
the world do not know who their rulers are, where important
historic sites are located, what happened to their countries
in the past, or how they can improve their lives. Many students
cannot even spell basic words correctly or construct complex
sentences properly, and much of it goes unnoticed because
we have spelling and grammar checking software. When you
see people who cannot answer simple questions about their
religion, history, literature, region, society, or their
leaders, one cannot but begin to wonder whether this much
collective ignorance is a new trend peculiar to our times
or whether all the technology and information that we have
built are just putting new light and focus upon the hidden
truths of the humanity and their numerous weaknesses and