Slow Data – The New Way to Consume Information in a Digital World

Spanning the history of time, philosophers have mused over the impact of humanity’s consumption of information. We learned from Socrates that information can be uncertain, and as such all we really know is that we know nothing.  Plato lamented that “by telling them of many things (writing) without teaching them you will make them seem to know much, while for the most part they know nothing, and as men filled, not with wisdom, but with the conceit of wisdom, they will be a burden to their fellows.”

The Oxford English dictionary tells us that the “Information Explosion” began in 1941.  As technology advances, digital data continues to expand at an exponential rate. In 2022 alone, humankind produced 74 zettabytes of data.

lliana Grosse-Buening’s blog Slow Data – The New Way to Consume Information in a Digital World  artfully discusses the impact of information overload on human cognition and suggests digital antidotes to slow down, filter, and digest the information most relevant to our well-being.

About the author:  lliana Grosse-Buening is a passionate responsible tech advocate, writer, social entrepreneur and founder of Quiet Social Club, a personal growth education platform with the mission to help you live and work better in a digital world. Quiet Social Club translates insights from neuroscience, psychology, and behavioral science into everyday life in the form of self-coaching tools, experiences, workshops and events.