Assessing the consequences of the Information Age

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The rapid growth of today’s digital world has foreseen an explosion of information. As information expands, so too does knowledge. Data-rich platforms like YouTube continue to dominate the web, accumulating 500 hours of video content every minute. It is in this way the world has become an interconnecting hub of knowledge. But this palace of information opens up a darker world of ethics, from misinformation to the division of society, deepfakes to the threat of violence and terror.

Education: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

It’s difficult to imagine that one day if we wanted to find out anything about a subject we would have gone searching in a library. Now, thanks to the World Wide Web’s 5 billion+ pages, we have the biggest library imaginable lying in our pockets. …


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The last decade has offered a bundle of digital methods in which we can store our knowledge. Whether it’s cloud storage or nested hierarchy systems, saving and accessing our notes has never been easier.

This has been a game-changer for the learning and education sector, with thousands of students abandoning their writing pads for their laptops. But what are the effects of this digital transition? Is it worth following the crowd digitising our thoughts and work, or is it more sensible to sustain traditions with the historic pen and paper?


Getting Yourself out There — Self-Promotion in the Digital World.

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Entrepreneur, author and personal growth teacher Vishen Lakhiani is best known for being CEO and founder of Mindvalley — a company that offers a broad range of personal development lessons including productivity, public speaking, nutrition and spirituality. Since launching the company in 2002, Vishen has written several books, two of which making the bestsellers list in The New York Times, and has gathered a significant online following for both Mindvalley and his own image.

Whilst some public figures have used online platforms for giving fans insights to their personal lives, Vishen takes a more professional, self-promotion approach — taking the opportunity to promote his projects, books, achievements and ideas to the public. …

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