Technology for producing and distributing information is useless without some way to locate, filter, organize and summarize it. A new profession of “information managers” will have to combine the skills of computer scientists, librarians, publishers and database experts to help us discover and manage information. These human agents will work with software agents that specialize in manipulating information-offspring of indexing programs such as Archie, Veronica and various World Wide Web crawlers that aid Internet navigators today.
Here's a simple way to get started. The next time you're watching a TV show or listening to a podcast, write down 10 things you want to research deeper on that were mentioned in the episode. This could be something directly quoted by a person on the series or mentioned passively. The purpose of the exercise is to generate ideas to forward thinking. Podcast episode notes are great examples of this practice. Capture these in your note-taking tool of choice in a place you can revisit them.