“If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses”. The idea of a “car” much less a self-driving vehicle is unthinkable. We have come a long way with advancement in technology but there is no wisdom in relishing in our past technological successes. It is merely hindsight bias. On the flipside, anticipating future developments of technological development require foresight.
Challenges in making decisions due to too much available information — And what to do about it
Information overload, also known as infobesity, infoxication, information glut, data smog, and information tsunami, among other trendy terms, basically means reduced understanding and decision making capacity due to having too much information than can be processed. First discovered in psychology, information overload has demonstrated that even the most intelligent and upstanding people can have problems with acting appropriately (or even acting at all) when they are faced with too many choices or situational issues that overwhelm them.