Spark 167 - January 8 & 11, 2012

On this episode of Spark: The Internet, Information and Revolution. Click below to listen to the whole show, or download the MP3 (runs 54:00).

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The Information Revolution

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Nora talks to Luciano Floridi, a philosopher of information who argues that we are entering a "Fourth Revolution". Just as the Copernican, Darwinian, and Freudian revolutions changed how we see ourselves, the Information Revolution ushers in a view of ourselves as 'nodes on a network' instead of isolated individuals. (Runs 23:30)

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The Smartest Person in the Room is the Room

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Nora also talks to author David Weinberger about his new book Too Big To Know: Rethinking Knowledge Now That Facts Aren't Fact, Experts Are Everywhere, and the Smartest Person in the Room is the Room, which looks at the way the Internet is changing how information is organized, and what this change means for how we gain knowledge and make decisions. (Runs 26:11)

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