One thing… I’ll give you an example of my change. When I started, 10, 15 years ago really using the web a lot, and using it for as my information source; not going to the library, but going to the internet. Not reading journals but picking up things online is that most of my information sources were sites. There were information things. It might have been a newsfeed, it might have been an online journal, but it was stuff, it was like I would go to that place to get stuff.
Now, when I take a look at where I get my information from, it’s more and more people, right? And that so… I mean like Twitter being a major source for me of information. It’s like “okay, I know you”. So if I have a… if something is happening in France I say “hey, Thierry what’s going on?” you know, that kind of stuff. You say I’m going to focus and this is interesting and things like that.
So that my information filters are people and but those… but they’re not just… I mean that’s a cross term to use. I grow relationships with them, and so that more and more my online filtering, and aggregation, and making sense of things, is intermediated by humans. It’s supported by technology, but there’s a very human face to it and it takes a long time, I mean we know each other for how many years? I mean quite a while now.
We’ve written papers together, we’ve shared things back and forth, and we had a relationship, right, that takes time, and there’s a level of trust so… and I’m seeing again that’s gone from 10% sort of my knowledge base to now more like 80% of my knowledge base is people. It is more people than it is things, so I’m quite positive about that is that I think that we’re actually going to become more human and more social as a result of this.