This is a great video that I saw when I was reading my daily headline email yesterday from the New York Times, that posted a video (with no embed code!?) found on bloggingheads.tv
Of course I had to immediately tweet and FB it, and recommend it via my TimesPeople network, and blog it here, of course.
Anyway, the concept of information obesity is an analogy made in the video to the idea that our bodies evolved in a time of food scarcity, so we want to eat as much as we can whenever we can find it. Their idea is that we also evolved at a time of information scarcity, so we want to consume as much data as we can find, which is why some of us are constantly twittering, facebooking, phoning, blogging and foursquaring or whatever, even when walking down the street, driving, or chatting up romantic partners.
They don't pose any solution; in fact, they seem to like it.
So do I.
How does that go? Admitted we were powerless over data? That our lives were unmanageable?