Arthur C. Clarke on Information Pollution

Arthur C. Clarke on Information Pollution. Castolari writes “Here is an interesting interview of Arthur C. Clarke and his views on regulating communications, as well as what he sees as the past, … [Slashdot]

Insight and perspective from one of my favorite authors. Here’s my favorite comment:

We are now faced with the responsibility of discernment. Just as our ancestors quickly realised that no one was going to force them to read the entire library of a thousand books, we are now overcoming the initial alarm at the sheer weight of available information and coming to understand that it is not the information itself that determines our future, only the use we can make of it.

It comes down to exercising judgment. Clarke has it and thinking about what he has to say is worth the time.