People seem to place value on items throughout history. These items have been stored and bartered. Some examples of things which have been deemed valuable are gold, silver, land, food, and many other things. The main valuable product today is viewed as information. Being able to capture, interpret, understand, and apply information into multiple circumstances provides magnanimous returns. Companies recognize this today as they consistently monitor, store, analyze, and apply multitudes of information on any subject which gives them some form of access.
This gold rush nature simulating the previous Sooner and Boomer culture causes a reminiscence within the human mind. People have always strove through great means to gather the desired end. Profit, or perceived profit, has caused people to throw themselves towards something seemingly valuable. Recently, people have experienced this great striving as the information revolution. Today, people have begun to stipulate this gathering and laid down frameworks for the information revolution leading to less upheaval and survival of the fittest mentality. No longer is it a brutish task to collect and decipher as much information as humanly possible, but these stipulations and regulations allow for less a revolution and more a renaissance. This information renaissance is the rebirth of tackling the information age with a newfound interest as regulations and stipulations have begun to form.
The Information Renaissance denotes a distinct change from the earlier brute force clambering to be the front-runner in the information age, but allows for a less barbaric rise to success. It allows for peoples’ privacies to be protected and stipulates what is allowed by these information seekers. Having stipulations in place to regulate this process does not deter others from engaging, but allows for new players and new ideas to flourish in the information age. Creating space for new ideas and new processes creates the exact space and creativity needed for a rebirth into the information age.
If you wish to explore this topic further, a great resource developing an in-depth opinion on this issue can be found from Dr. Jay Gillette.