Informatical – A radical perspective on automated information exchange and processing 1



What is an information exchange choke point?

I think its fair to say that information exchange choke-points have existed since the beginning of of time. A biblical example shows how God began looking for Adam and Eve after they had sinned. Before this they used some type of spiritual telepathy to communicate but now they were not on the same page. At the time, Adam and God were able to understand one another perfectly because no devices were used. They simply had a hardwired communication link between one another’s hearts/minds. After the fall they had to use devices such as writing (from God) and prayers (from Men) to communicate. No doubt sending prayers into outer space and writing instructions about life in a serious of books caused some information exchange problems.

The point I am making with this example is that communication/information exchange problems have nearly always existed and come from the limits of the devices used to communicate.

Today’s information technology has the most advanced functionality ever seen but it still doesn’t beat hardwired brain telepathy (though some geniuses are working on that).

So how do organisms such as Businesses effectively exchange information without telepathy???

-Email

-Education

-Cork boards

-…

However the information exchange is done the information must be manually or purposely communicated and then processed. The devices currently being used to exchange information are at best either ineffective or time consuming. The more information that becomes available the more important it will be to create automated systems which are able to automatically learn what information they are looking at and how to process it. In all actually information is, in itself, useless. Unless some knowledge can be directly learned to make a system more efficient the information essentially accomplished nothing.

If companies want to become more agile and increase their ability to adapt to the environment they need to automate information exchange. The most important thing organizations need to learn, is how to automate the process of gaining useful knowledge  from information in a way that will create value for their organization. The companies who figure out these types of solutions first will be the leaders in their industries for the next 5-10 years.

Josh Woodcock, PMI-ACP


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