Misinformation or Disinformation?

Future of information

In 1999, Just over a decade ago as we were approaching the new millennia, can you recall the Y2k bug panic and the supposed Meltdown of all computers and digital equipment which were not updated to be ready for the new year 2000. The masses were contemplating how it could be avoided at work or on their laptop. admirably there were a few alternatives at the time if you had no computer knowledge. was to find a expert on the Y2k bug and get the fix needed or the quick fix by adjusting the time on your machine or potentially do nought, and Hope.

As the clock struck midnight and the new millennium was born What happened? well not much was mentioned by the scaremongers about the imagined bug or virus. never mind, they had already hit their sales target and the y2k problem was solved! The question is how many of us worldwide thought that the y2k bug inevitably was going to be a threat, many companies spent a lot of time and effort getting their computer terminals updated. when in fact as we found out it was a false alarm for most personal user and small business nothing had to be done.

So how much of the information that you are bombarded by on a daily basis do you take on board as the truth and nothing but the truth? without ever questioning it. maybe its time to question what you read hear see feel and touch?.. on that point how much of this article is true i leave that up to you to decide remember one source is not always enough.

David Samuel in his book All is Mind writes,"The strength of words is entirely subjective and personal. They are a knife that you pick up and stick directly into your own heart, through your mind." those words of his are apt in describing the role we play in our reaction to the media as well as other sources of information that we come across in our daily lives.

"Everyone sees the unseen in proportion to the clarity of his heart, and that depends upon how much he has polished it. Whoever has polished it more sees more - more unseen forms become manifest to him."
Mowlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Interesting links:
Quran Explorer - Interactive Audio Recitations & Translations
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