I just watched that again with my dad. That one is fast becoming one of my all-time favorite TED talks.
I’m going to be working on this post sporadically, as I feel up to it!
So it may not get finished tonight
In that TED talk, he talks about digital echo chambers
and how the same sorts of algorithms that try to get us to view ads of things we’re more likely to buy, also feed us the sort of news that we like to hear
but that can be dangerous
because of the whole needs vs wants thing
What I like to hear
is not always what I need to hear
and the more time I spent on Facebook yesterday
reading the stuff that it knows I like
that I like to hear
the more those particular views became
brought to the fore
June 6, 2020: