|Deluged with Information|
We are losing the ability to question things. Further, we are losing the ability to synthesize ideas or to see the relationship among ideas. We can access information about causal relationships. We can get information that one thing causes another, etc., but increasingly lost on us is the logical relationship of ideas. Ideas and things are now more defined by function or shared characteristics; the quest for the essence of things is too much work and too time consuming. We arrive at generalizations without induction or specific conclusions without deduction. We seem to be using our minds more for storage of information and less for analysis, merely content with getting information and thought second-hand rather than generating thought of our own. So deluged are we with information that we no longer seem to have the time to ponder the significance of things.