Further to your earlier question about the totality of the information ecology and my firm view that most of what is being done online is worthless, here are two graphics, one from my virtual CTO Stephen E. Arnold, and another from myself.
Learn more from Stephen E. Arnold at http://arnoldit.com/wordpress/.
Here is my own graphic, developed when I was trying to show a major company how much they were missing.
1% collected of 1% online of 1% published of 1% known is: .00000001. This is hardly impressive for any intelligence organization, government, or major institution.
The schematic on the right is the “web of knowledge” created by my colleague Richard Klavans who is the most skilled person I know at creating — with his team — maps of knowledge, see forinstance:
How the US Government approaches science & technology is RETARDED, and they are even worse at social science and non-existent in the humanities. We do not do holistic analytics (including cultural and social benefits and costs) and we do not do true cost economics or the opportunity cost of staying with the failed Western economic model that is 50% waste and 90% profit for the banks, instead of the Open Source Everything Engineering (OSEE) model that delivers a prosperous world at peace for 10-20% the cost of the failed model.
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