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The Packetization of Knowledge (Why Twitter Is Important)

In Uncategorized on May 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Author: Marc Fawzi

Twitter: http://twitter.com/marcfawzi

File Under: The Deeper Meaning of Twttr

The thesis that I’d like to articulate here is that knowledge packetization (a la Twitter), which is a term I came up with to describe the cramming of sense impressions and arbitrary logic into limited space, is leading to a perceptual compression of information that’s allowing us to perceive more and more with less and less mental resources, which is in turn leading to higher efficiencies in knowledge acquisition… and, very paradoxically at first glance, it may end up leaving more room in our head for *feelings* to emerge (have a look at this.)

To put it out there, the big picture (beyond Twitter) is that we’re ultimately heading toward an all-knowing, all-seeing, and all-connected race. And Twitter and systems like it are helping start this trend.

If you are inclined to think/feel deeply about it, Twitter, IMO, represents a fundamental evolutionary paradigm that is here to stay and that has yet to be fully explored.


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