Beyond the Information Age discusses a new way of thinking about computers, knowledge and understanding. See the editorial for more information....

A New Way of Thinking

At the beginning of this book you were promised a new way of thinking that will be needed to go beyond the information age. Getting this far, you have covered much of the basic knowledge necessary to accomplish this new way of thinking. It is now time to put all this knowledge together and establish your new thinking affector. From the previous chapters you should have learned a new way to think about the chapter's subjects:

Chapter 2 taught you how to think about data physics and how we live in a universe of MEST, spending our time processing up to sixteen types of data. Chapter 3 taught you to think differently about knowledge with all its different types and whether the knowledge is true or false. Chapter 4 taught you to think about understanding differently from knowledge and understand that understanding uses time and energy to affect knowledge. Chapter 5 taught you a new way to analyze your issues. You learned the ten director knowledge contexts and how these subconscious contexts guide the brain in everything you think or do. Now you are ready to study thinking in particular.

The first part of this book assumed that you think like most people and really don't know much about how you are actually thinking. Subconsciously you are using the ten directors but you were not aware of it. The big difference between you're old way of thinking and this new way of thinking is that now you are aware of the ten directors and you can use them to properly guide thinking. Awareness of the ten directors gives you the ability to think correctly about any subject and be sure that you have covered all the bases. Forgetting to include one or more of the ten directors in any thought process can lead to faulty conclusions and the creation of false knowledge and bad decisions.

As we move beyond the information age we are moving into an age where people will be expected to think alike when dealing with critical issues. From a young age children will be taught the 'proper' way to think using the ten directors. We will have a changed society from then on. This may seem like a pie-in-the-sky impossible undertaking but in fact teaching people to think alike has been done many times before.

Last Update: 2006-Dec-23