Excellent summary of the range of issues — and a great idea to create an Informed Conversation Project. This is now arguably the most urgent information technology use problem of our time. Collaborative and social media have the promise of “augmentation of human intelligence” (as Doug Englebart famously put it in the 1960’s) — but instead we are facing “de-augmentation” of human intelligence. A very dangerous failure of focus that we urgently need to remedy. I intend to help as I can.