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 …

How to Outsmart the Internet – Thinkibility Boost

The Internet! Maybe the most outstanding communication innovation in the history of mankind. A little tap on the keyboard and we have access to all sorts of knowledge, information, ideas, pictures. . . Indispensable business tool that offers faster communication, social networking, and eCommerce. In this blog post the focus is on the negative aspects …

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 – …

Training in Economics is a Serious Handicap

Or the Logical Bubble of Economists. Economists decided to increase the maximum number of babies in a nursery to make the industry more profitable. Economists advised to pay math teachers more, because of the shortage of them. Economists recommended that employment projects for the disabled and mentally retarded should be closed... because they are not …

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 …

Information Stored About You – Malte Spitz

Flow of Information A characteristic of modern society is the flow of information - information is the lifeblood of modern civilization. The creation, distribution, and manipulation of data are vital activities – we rely on data to draw conclusion and make decisions. The capacity to store information has dramatically increased the last decades and new …

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 …