“The Age of Information is booming, perhaps even bulging. If you tried to download all the data available today, you’d need more than 180 million years to do so. And that’s happening at the same time we continue to create more than 1 trillion megabytes per day of new information.
You might imagine, then, that all this information would spur an acceleration of innovation to match the output of data. But even with artificial intelligence and the generative likes of ChatGPT, we aren’t making large enough strides, considering what’s available to us. Indeed, the last time we found ourselves in a period of significant innovation, pursuing the ideas with the biggest spark, was more than 120 years ago, in a period called the Age of Insight.”