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
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)
The Smartest Person in the Room is the Room
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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