Complexity of Social Systems in the Era of Information Overload
The interpretation of complexity of social systems as a consequence of insufficient capability of information processing by an observer obtains a new weight in the time of exponentially increasing amount of information stored and transmitted in modern society.
The aim of the paper is to provide at least partial answers to the following questions:
- What types of barriers of perception and understanding of social systems by individual observers result from increased amount of information?
- What are the consequences of information asymmetry in social systems resulting from the increasing amount of information?
- What are the new phenomena associated with reflexivity and self-reflexivity of social systems which are resulting from rapidly increasing amount of information?