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    I think it is on good end of the spectrum, but maybe some of you think that 2 billion articles of what Britney is or isn't wearing is the end of humanity. GPS may be great to find the nearest Taco Bell, but maybe I don't want my wife to know I am cheating on my diet? Is it worth being able to know stocks in real time, if you can't NOT know if your team just lost in double OT before you can get home to watch it on your DVR??
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    Bad, specially for unverified information such as prank calls to reporters who broadcast live to the public.
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    Depends on how the information is used and if it is reliable or not.

    Someone shooting off a bridge near you, you want that info ASAP.

    Your wife finding you at taco bell might be good for you... and your heart. She loves you and wants you around to grow old together... fat kills.

    I can't think of a lot of situations where too much information is bad. Well, unless it is not factual or missing important details. when things are rushed there are more mistakes... Like that new Puffy article... now they are saying some of the paperwork they based the news story are fakes... Apologies flying everywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Like that new Puffy article... now they are saying some of the paperwork they based the news story are fakes... Apologies flying everywhere.
    What's this about?
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    The answer is both. Like pretty much every technology. When critical information can be distributed instantly, it's good. When incorrect information leads to panic, it's bad. In general, I think society is better off with more information than less, but nothing is 100%. Would you rather know LESS about what happens in Iraq than we do know? Not me. On the other hand, when that knowledge also informs our enemies, it's not good.

    Either way, it doesn't matter what we think. The genie is out of the bottle, and there's no going back. We need to deal with what is.
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