Dealing With Information Overload

Information Overload occurs when the information available exceeds one’s ability to assimilate it. While the information to which one has access has grown and continues to grow exponentially, the ability to assimilate it is limited by the speed at which such information can be input via the senses, mainly by reading, listening, and viewing videos.

One way of coping with information overload is by becoming increasingly selective in the information that one takes in. However, this strategy has the disadvantage of increasing the likelihood that one may thereby miss…