If you are like me, you may be somewhat overwhelmed by the amount of information and knowledge that is out there right now. There is information (either correct or incorrect) on virtually any subject that you wish to read about on the web, and conversations that you have with people are starting to connect and different abstract thoughts to create something different.
Simplisticly, in a computer, we have RAM and hard drives that store information. The RAM is like our minds – allowing for processing of information that is important now. It has access to the address of more information that is stored on the hard drive (or SSD) that it can draw on as it needs it.
So, a question, how do you manage your knowledge? Sure, there is this stuff in our head that we can replay easily as right now it resonates, but as you collect this over the years, how can you start to access / index this?
Over the past 2 years, I have built up a huge collection of page extracts that I keep on Evernote. There are real life situations that extend this connection exponentially. On evernote, I can certainly search key words and assign tags but this is then restricted to the actual keyword and the tag that I use at that time. But this is inflexible as experiences move us to a different space.
I guess a Google that can integrate brain and machine learning would be ideal – I am not talking to the same level that Keanu Reeves has in the film Johny Mnemonic though or the collective from Star Trek. But is there something that could allow simple access to an data store that does not rely on personal intervention of tags and keywords? A sort of fuzzy logic on stored knowledge?
Where I am in my thinking is that it is therefore the system of recalling of the relevant information in a timely way rather than the data itself. It is a system that allows changing parameters of fuzzyness, that can inform and educate connected data.
I would be interested in understanding how you perhaps manage your knowledge?