Exploration, also called browsing or searching, is the act of searching or traveling with the purpose of finding something; example, unknown areas, including space (space exploration), petroleum (oil exploration), natural gas, coal, minerals, caves, water, or information. Understanding exploration in the “Information Age and Spiritual” at this time, the search will also include action that is not common knowledge or the search for meaning-spiritual metaphysics; such awareness (consciousness), cyberspace or the Noosphere.
This term can be used also for the inclusion of a portrait of the culture of a society for the first time to the geographical environment or the culture of the society. Although exploration has occurred since the beginning of human existence, exploration activities considered to reach its peak at the time of the Century Exploration, when European sailors roam all over the world to discover new cultures and different regions.
In the context of scientific research, exploration is one of three forms of research objectives, while the other goal was portrayal (description) and explanation (explanation). In this case, the exploration is an attempt to establish a common understanding and the beginning of a phenomenon.