The current state of information dependence is high, but I am not sure that we are better off.
We have not really evolved much from the days when Radio Shack would collect excessive information about us when we were just to trying to buy batteries.
In practice, it seems that everyone is collecting the same data over and over again. Medical practices have you fill out forms over again and over again. The forms and questions always seem a little bit different, but does the data get better with repetition.
The other funny thing about data is that everybody thinks that their data is correct until given documented proof otherwise. The amount of data that you need to override someone else’s bad data can be quit significant. It