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The Future X Network by Marcus K. Weldon

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Chapter 10

The Future of Information

Christopher A. White

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The essential vision

We sit on the cusp of a revolution in information driven by the intersection of a massive increase in the sources of data and the ability to augment our intelligence and use critical thinking to turn this data into knowledge.

Information can be defined as the “communication or reception of knowledge or intelligence; knowledge obtained from investigation, study, or instruction” (Merriam-Webster 2015). The acquisition of information requires the ability to capture data, compute something based on the entirety of data available and then communicate the resulting insight. ...

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