Information technology coupled with internet connectivity has flooded each connected human mind with information galore, apparently unmanageable by any person, thus, forcing everybody to remain limited to dealing with information of his/her particular interest. Even this information base is so much multifarious and multifaceted that the person is required to manage and categorize it intelligently to avoid an information chaos around him/herself.
Before this advent of information galore, most of the persons were involved in their ordinary professions, like engineering, authorship, artist, farming, etc requiring their unidirectional attention, skills and expertise. Though, skills in these professions are still important but fewer persons can manage their lives well with such unitary skills in the age of information flooding. Human brains need to be retrained to face the new challenges of information age.
Searching, selecting, storing data and putting it in an ordered way with respect to some particular usage is called ‘data mining’. Information serves no useful purpose unless it is made use of, else it works burden on a donkey’s back serving not purpose of the donkey. Therefore, every data mining activity need be directed towards a particular application of the person’s interest.
A basic information base may be ordered in different ways to serve different purposes
One important application of information base is to find out the trend of changes taking place in the subject environment and predicting what is going to be the shape of things in the near, middle and far futures. This usage is called ‘predictive analytics’. Now, most of the professionals need such analytical skills to remain updated and competitive in the modern age of information galore. This analytics proves highly useful in making future plans to make them feasible, implementable and successful.
Through predictive analysis, even a plan could be assessed for what the outcome of implementing the plan shall be in different time-frames and with different circumstantial factors. These operations inform the analyst whether a certain plan be implemented or not, and if yes, with what changes and circumstantial factors.
Though human life was running smoothly even without multiplexed skills as are needed by the today’s information age, these skills are not superfluous. These add new dimensions to human life as its progress to a higher level than before. This higher level may be called super-humanism in its own right for its being a superset of earlier humanism of unitary skills.
But this does not mean that all human-beings having multifarious skills needed by the information age shall be super-humans. Another primary constraint of reaching this higher level of humanism is of being a humanist first, which means the person to be bound by humane morality and social discipline. The path to super-humanism is open to all.