As I am sitting here, typing on my computer with my cell phone not 5 inches from my hand, I along with millions of other people are being flooded with new information by the second. In today’s technology filled world, it is uncommon for someone to not have some sort of communication device handy. I am guilty of this. I wake up every single morning and the first thing I reach for is my phone (yeah, I know) to check my messages, Snapchat, Instagram, Facebook, and everything in between. Then, without moving from my bed I click on the morning news and instantly I am slammed with countless amounts of information, with in my opinion absolutely no time to process it. So here we are. This is the technique used for giving out information today, but how do we know that someone will receive the information correctly; by using proper signals to convey messages. English please; using words that properly fit in context to what is being communicated. You don’t want to use sad, drowning words when you are trying to be uplifting and inviting!
Back to the flooding of information that somehow always finds its way into our conversations even if it information we don’t want. This is called noise and not good noise. This noise in communication is information that you do not desire to have in conversation. But somehow it finds its annoying way into our lives. The noise is a common factor of why the technical signals are not interpreted correctly; why the message transmitted is not the message received.
Communication and the way we do it are constantly changing. Face-to- face conversation barely happens anymore and I am not sure that some generations in the future will even know to how have one.
Are we living in world with too much information? Absolutely. Twenty four hours, 7 days a week we are flooded with important and useless information from all over the world through television, radio, and our cell phones (or life lines). All of this information whether it is useless or complete relevant to our lives is controlling us.
Trying to have a conversation with someone without a topic that was said in the news that morning is pretty difficult today. It almost as if we now shape our lives and the way we live our lives by the information that is thrown around on daily basis. We conform to what is said on the news and want to be like those celebrities that have no talent but are famous because we make them famous. As I’ve said before, the countless amounts of completely relevant and useless information have started to control our lives. Is it possible to even make a decision anymore without seeing what others are doing?
Can we filter it? Can we only take in the information that is relevant to an individual and discard everything else? This is how we all take the information. We filter it without even knowing that we do it. It’s natural.