Say goodbye to the information age: it’s all about reputation now

“There is an underappreciated paradox of knowledge that plays a pivotal role in our advanced hyper-connected liberal democracies: the greater the amount of information that circulates, the more we rely on so-called reputational devices to evaluate it. What makes this paradoxical is that the vastly increased access to information and knowledge we have today does not empower us or make us more cognitively autonomous. Rather, it renders us more dependent on other people’s judgments and evaluations of the information with which we are faced…” continued

Articulates well what we may already know intuitively. An interesting discussion brought to my attention by a parent and former work colleague (Thanks Jane).

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