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The things we do not share…

One of the things I noticed yesterday was that because of the sharing requirements I put on myself as part of the overall Family History project, I don’t use my Canon DSLR as much. I am going to start taking pictures with my Canon again! I can’t share those here on Virily, but that isn’t the goal of taking pictures. It is to have them for the future, to give to my kids as just another memory of what dear old dad used to do.  From sharing pictures, videos and my sharky weather channel I strive to get the information out of my head and into the wild. I do, however, understand the reality of filters. It doesn’t make you a bad person to have a filter you apply to the information you share. It just means you have filters.

The filters, however, that exist beyond people re the real issue. Pundits and experts have said the information age is here. But is it? Can you search and find pictures of your Aunt Jean? Specifical go to Google and search for a relative. You won’t find pictures of that person if no one has tagged them in the various search engines. You will instead be offered the opportunity to find many Aunt Jeans’ The information age would lie beyond that search and provide you with the information you needed. Its why I argue that we aren’t there yet. In part because for the foreseeable future, human capabilities still outstrip computers. The areas where computers provide value aren’t the ones that pull data from the analog (human) to the digital.

Collectively human beings have more skills and knowledge that we have digitized. Oh, it is possible, now, to digitize more, But for now, and this is focused on the now, we aren’t there yet. Labeling is what we as humans do. It is why we’ve pushed down the path of Machine Learning and Artifical Intelligence. Although I have to say I hate term artificial intelligence and prefer the phrase human created intelligent. It isn’t artificial as something real created it. The machines we’ve built are limited by our own flaws. One of which is that there is more power in the information you hold. Than the information you share (sometimes). Until that situation is always there is only power in the information shared, than we remain outside the information age. This is not about the memories that we sometimes cannot share and sometimes should not share. This rather is the information required to solve problems. What I call the expert culture. I know how to solve your problem. IT will cost 200 dollars. Someday information will be freely available to solve problems.

  • Question of

    Do you have information on your computer, or in your head that has never been shared?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you share that information freely?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Question of

    Do you (from the movie taken) have a particular set of skills for solving a specific problem?

    • Yes
    • No

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Written by DocAndersen

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    • First off, I do care about the personal information that people don’t want to share and I completely understand why that information is never shared. This is more the information that solves a specific problem. Would you withhold that information?

  1. I think we actually store so much data and information, about anything, on our computers and especially in our heads, in the conscious mind and especially in the subconscious mind. Maybe our way of determining priorities, whether important or not, feasible or not, and whether or not data and information can be shared which is different is the filter system that you mean. It may also include filters to determine what can be given free of charge and which ones to pay. Maybe what is now a paid solution tomorrow will be free, but tomorrow there will still be solutions that must be paid.

    Just maybe, because so far, that’s the transactional and commercial paradigm of our way of life and civilization.

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