“The internalizing and transfer of information has been pivotal throughout human history. It led our ancestors to build stone tools, then communities then agriculture. It built our cities has dispelled our false understandings of our world and universe, it literally evolved our brain and will continue to change every aspect of human existence whether you like it or not.”

Daniel A. Janssen

Philosophy of the Information Age

Philosophy of the Information Age

It is called “The Information Age” because this digital revolution is causing a fundamental shift in the evolution of human beings. Anthropologists have documented that early humans first started transferring information in a recorded form some 70-90,000 years ago. This evolutionary adaptation enabled one or more of the human species around at that time to pass information on to the next generations causing an increase in brain development leading us out of the Stone Age into more and more complex relationships and ultimately the earliest known forms of communities. This digital revolution we are in is creating a new fundamental shift in our brains, our bodies and the way we interact with life. It has been said that “What the information age is posed to do can be equated with what fire did for our ancient ancestors”.

This digital age has produced an abundance of information in any field of study or thought and seems apparent that the “discernment” of information is of utmost importance. Understanding and applying “critical thinking” on your journey may be the difference between developing and living a unique and fulfilling life or getting caught unwittingly into feeding the economic machine driven by big corporations, controlling governments or organizations promoting their delusionary belief.

There is one overbearing point we must understand is the need for “discernment”. When anyone, anywhere can access the wealth of the world’s knowledge from a mobile phone the critical point becomes how to discern what information is going to support a life of meaning and purpose. Learning to evaluate and sort through the bad information, the bullshit and the plain useless information to get reliable accurate information that can contribute to helping you understand yourself, better understand and interacting with the other people especially when they have a different perspective and contribute to making this world a better place.

In this article Daniel explores what the information age, what it means to humanity and some valuable techniques that you can use to gather, discern and apply information to increase your awareness and ability to effectively interact with this world. >>>>> Read more