Presentation on theme: "Fallowss Fears. That this will become an age of lies, idiocy, and a complete Babel of truthiness, in which no trusted arbiter can establish reality or."— Presentation transcript:
That this will become an age of lies, idiocy, and a complete Babel of truthiness, in which no trusted arbiter can establish reality or facts; That the media will fail to cover too much of what really matters, as they are drawn toward the sparkle of entertainment and away from the depressing realities of the statehouse, the African capital, the urban school system, the corporate office when corners are being cut;
That the forces already pulverizing American society into component granules will grow all the stronger, as people withdraw into their own separate information spheres; And that our very ability to think, concentrate, and decide will deteriorate, as a media system optimized for attracting quick hits turns into a continual-distraction machine for society as a whole, making every individual and collective problem harder to assess and respond to.