Problem

Information overload during control of complex equipment

Other Names:
Information overload for process controllers
Incidence:
In the case of nuclear reactors, reports indicate that in moments of crisis the amount of information relevant to warnings of the condition (as with the Three Mile Island incident) is such that operators are simply overwhelmed, leading to responses which exacerbate the crisis. Information is substituted for knowledge inhibiting understanding of the appropriate action required.
Broader Problems:
Proliferation of information
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and Production
Date of last update
01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET