The old adage is that information is power. In today’s reiteration of perhaps too, too much information out there, I believe it’s time we modify this. Clarity is power.
An Informational Confession by Michael Romani Here then in this present age We most need wisdom of a sage To undo all the bits that cluster And confuse, causing us to fluster All to find the way and rhyme That makes sense of our time But with all this complexity It's hard to focus on that singularity That makes an atom's difference In all the things that we reference It was once the thought of the hour That knowledge is the source of power I say now in this informational age That we need more to perhaps presage What I believe with in all integrity Is what makes power now is clarity A series of lessons for the 21st century Given to us with all earnest sincerity Is first of all and simply just because Big data has come and is watching us Deluged by the extreme prevalence Of so very much lacking in relevance It's hard to claim we have any precision When seeking to find true clear vision Of what will be the future of humanity More often seen like a thing of calamity And there is the pressure of inference That one false move will have consequence You see these pressures boiling over here There, and really just about everywhere People yelling not listening and doubting Leading to polarization and more shouting If we are going to build a world into better We'll have to learn to do this together And maybe, yes, maybe that's not fair? But then who said it was and who cares? It's less about fair and more about clarity If we're to make more of this human history Than just the muck we so far live And will to look at mistakes made and forgive (c) January 27, 2019 Michael Romani All Rights Reserved