if I were to play a devil’s advocate.
I am very much in agreement with your broad argument, but there are some potential challenges, if I…
Henry Kim
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Please, by all means :)

I accept your observation. It is obviously very taxing to reorganise one’s mindset, or to throw it out completely in the face of new information. However, morally speaking, this can spare humanity a lot of pain, alienation and angst if we allow ourselves to consider all possibilities and perspectives. Creating siloed perspectives only makes cultural attrition worse. Consensus is important. Consensus minus unreasonable stigmatisation of thought (automated or otherwise) would be heaven.

The human mind’s heuristics helped us survive the Holocene epoch, but in this era dominated by chaotic systems and linkages of our own making and upon which we are dependant on, I think creating systems that aggravate our heuristic biases will be our ultimate bane, perhaps more than any other scifi disaster scenario. We must all learn to be like the economist John Maynard Keynes when he said “When my information changes, I alter my conclusions. What do you do, sir?

P.S. thanks for sharing your perspective. It helps prevent an echo chamber here!

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