Why All this Information is Making us Dumber and the Media is Easy to Manipulate


Because our minds need to reduce information, we are more likely to try to squeeze a phenomenon into the Procrustean bed of a crisp and known category (amputating the unknown), rather than suspend categorization, and make it tangible. 234324234 Thanks to our detections of false patterns, along with real ones, what is random will appear less random and more certain — our overactive brains are more likely to impose the wrong, simplistic narrative than no narrative at all.”

— Nassim Nicholas Taleb, (2010-11-30). The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms

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