Upgrade your phone, computer and view of our World

If you have not already tested your knowledge of the world. Go here to answer the 13 questions. There is a timelimit of 45 seconds per question so it will not take too long to complete the test. After you have done the test, please, read the blog post about Factfulness. Factfulness: Ten Reasons We're …

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Making Sense of Data

The introduction of computers and the Internet combined with an explosion in information have led to an overabundance and in many cases confusion. Determining what is facts, false information, opinions are becoming increasingly more difficult. Finding ways to use thinking to overcome problems with abundance and faulty information is vital. So is inventing tools to make sense of …

T29 – Day 11

Day 11 – Info Focus on the information. Police sources have reported that unidentified individuals planted a bomb in front of a Mormon Church in Talcahuano District. The bomb, which exploded and caused property damage worth 50,000 pesos, was placed at a chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints located at No …

T29 – Day 10

Day 10 – Info Make an uncertainty map and describe areas of uncertainty. Select a topic that you know something about. Draw a map of areas where the knowledge and understanding is uncertain. Choose weather or climate change if you find it difficult to select a topic. Explore the following topics: Possible factors that influence …

Storytelling, Information and Wisdom – Thinkibility Nibble

Maria Popova, Brain Pickings, talks about the importance of interpretation and context in a world where there is an abundance of information. "A great storyteller is the kindly captain who sails her ship with tremendous wisdom and boundless courage; who points its nose in the direction of horizons and worlds chosen with unflinching idealism and …

Crowd Research

There are some fascinating developments which call for some "What If Thinking". Four technological developments Nowadays more or less everyone is connected to someone via the Internet. It is assumed that any person can connect to another person via a friend of a friend, all it takes is six or fewer steps for anyone to …

Press Patterns

It is generally believed that the media are rather objective yet lightly coloured by their economic or religious values.  Media differ on a same topic in the words used in the headings, the wording, or the framing. However, there are indications that media are not so different at all. This phenomena is called MSM – …

Left Out

Something missing? Well, you can safely assume that any information you are presented with has some relevant information “Left Out”. The originator's perspective, the logic bubble in which he perceives the world and how the information is applied are some possible reasons for the missing information. Also, we may unconsciously miss the presented information because …

Concept Maps – Rather Confusing

Recently we make  concept maps about data, information, logic bubbles, concepts and idea. A concept map is a diagram showing the relationships among concepts. They are graphical tools for organising and representing knowledge. Understanding the relations between data, information, logic bubbles, concepts and ideas is important to get essential insight into the art of creative …

Consequences of Different Ways to Store and Use Data

If data storage is unrestricted, everything and every interaction in your life could be recorded. It will then be possible to replay communications you had with your family, or boss, analyse them or bring them in relation to other interaction. It will also be possible to replay conversations between persons from both perspective.  Everything can …

Information Overload

Abundance of Information Headlines such as “Every two days we create as much information as we did up to 2003” suggest that we live in an age of information abundance. Admittedly, it depends on how you define what constitutes information; information can include all user-generated information that contains little new information. Nevertheless, regardless of how …

Cassandra Information

The introduction of computers and the web combined with an explosion in information have lead to an overabundance. Finding ways to use information in the best possible way is becoming a vital skill. Many people, when confronted with a problem, begin a broad search  for information. They assume that enlarging the information space inevitable will lead to uncovering the information needed to solve …