The article is concerned with analysis of situation of knowledge — in very
broad sense — in the society which becomes the „vireal” — what means the synthesis of
reality and virtual world with its mighty tools, which creates a completly new contexts
for functioning of knowledge, science and all symbolic activities in our world.
Knowledge, according to this model is not a thing but constant dynamic process, the
flow between the state of chaos as the lack of clear questions and clear answers and the
state of order: with clear questions and clear answers. Chaos is defined not only as disorder
but as the potential source of possible orders (knowledge).
There is a kind of recycling of knowledge and all symbolic structures in the sense
that smaller fragments of order are pulled out of the „chaos” and „reused” in new symbolic
constructions. Chaos has creative and motivating potential, so the culture open to chaos
and tolerating it is perhaps more dynamic and inventive. There is analogy between chaos
in this sense and the virtual sphere of the world. Internet with its extension is the vast
reservoir of knowledge, information, ideas — chaotic as it is, but in positive sense, as giving
possibility of creating new and complex orders, serving for human purposes in daily
life. Today, the Internet and digital tools revolutionize the very idea of knowledge and are
sweeping out the old institutions and forms of creating information, knowledge, science.
The aim of the text is to show what are the new instruments for this creation and
development of knowledge in culture of „new knowledge”, and what personal attitudes
and competitions are required for creating knowledge in vireal world.