With more data in a single phone than perhaps all the data in human history, we are still struggling to make timely and wise decisions. Even with more MBA's per square foot, we see poorly conceived decisions in business and government.
It's not a data quantification issue. It's a question quality issue. With weak questions, oceans of data cannot be boiled into wise decisions. The quality of questions, not the quantity of our data, make the difference in how smart we are together.
The information overload problem is not a call for better information filtering. It's inventing more beautiful, stronger questions.