A vision for the future
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Name: Brad Foley
Bio: Internet user
Area of Expertise: Research Scientist/Illuminator
Headline: Connection Will Tear Us Apart
Nutshell: The ability to surround ourselves with only the opinions of people we agree with could lead to the increase of mutually incompatible subcultures.
People tend not to listen to viewpoints different from their own (and to actively seek out justification for their prejudices). Without skills in evaluating the credibility of competing claims, more people are likely to drift into extreme, irrational and divisive beliefs.
Date Submitted: 11/11/2004