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Is anything clear in the age of disinformation?
03 November, 2019
- Disinformation is rampant in human behavior, from ancient tribes hiding sources of water and gold from one another, to poker players bluffing and soccer players faking. Information is strategic.
- The current information ecology is controlled by large tech companies whose goals may be radically different from the goals of the individuals using the platforms.
- When it comes to critical issues like climate change, nuclear weapons stocks, and even foreign interference in U.S. elections, there is very little clear information, which impedes our decision making—that information scarcity is devastating when our survival as a species hangs in the balance.
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Daniel Schmachtenberger is a social philosopher whose central focus is civilization design: Developing new capacities for sense-making and choice-making, individually and collectively, to support conscious sustainable evolution. He shares on these topics at civilizationemerging.com.