Using evidence-based facts to solve problems.
Life and living are made up of bits of information, called data points. All information will have some value to someone, somewhere. The test of the information one is seeking is quite basic. Can it be applied in such a manner as to achieve the desired result? This is the guideline for any endeavor, whether it is a profession, skill, or activity. No matter how well-developed one’s knowledge is and how many hours have been dedicated to a particular area of study, the ability to apply that knowledge is the defining factor.
If the knowledge cannot be applied, then it cannot create define problems and lead to effective solutions.
To be effective in organizing information we must explore what information is available. Then we must collect it, store it, and then separate what seems valuable from the useless and what seems true from the false. If we have a specific goal or vision to fulfill, we can regularly explore the data we have in storage using what is needed and storing the rest for future use. When this is done systematically, we can use specific information to create psychological clarity, conservation and balance, and other important tools for making effective choices.
A skilled Lifehacker can use information in place of cash to buy things.
Information can also be leveraged against many other resources such as time, space, and social connections.
If we lack the necessary skills to gather and leverage the information we can hire someone who has those skills and delegate this to others if necessary. The inability or unwillingness to develop information gathering skills is the cause of a multitude of personal and social obstacles. Life is largely trial and error. The greater our level of knowledge, the greater our chances of success; and also the reduced chance of risk. Of course with all things, there is a “dark side” and information science is no exception. Information, both accurate and inaccurate is spreading quicker than ever and is something we need to deal with.
One of the benefits of technology is that we have access to more information than ever before. The dark side of this is that much of this information is unintentionally incorrect, or specifically designed to manipulate and mislead us. We live in a society ever more dependent on information that is designed more than ever to feed off of disinformation. Just think of how much bad information is floating around concerning COVID.
Knowledge is power — the more effective we are at gathering essential information and trading it for other key resources such as time, space, and influence, etc. the more power we have access to.
This story was created from my seminar notes for Harrison’s Applied Game Theory. To follow all of my longer Great Game Theory Guide postings and stories, check out the full Table of Contents at:
Game theory has won numerous Nobel Prizes including the 2020 prize in Economics.
If you have an interest in learning more about applied game theory, game-thinking, and gamer psychology you can begin with this short introduction to the basics of game theory. Below is an article (a 6-minute read) as well as a more in-depth video embedded in the article. Both were created so they would be understood by 12-year-old.
Using all of the gaming skills you have learned from the sandbox, through Rubick’s Cube, and now into video games and sports will change your life in every way, for the better.
The Article: Click on the title ‘the Best Introduction…’ just below.
If you are still a bit confused about how to apply game theory in your daily life watch the 15-minute video interview with me below, Just click on the URL.
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