Infocalypse!

This was a scary read this morning: Infocalypse Now.

Standard Buzzfeed click-baity warnings aside, the argument is that we’re approaching a point in time where we cannot trust anything that comes via the Internet. Images can be doctored or spun out of whole cloth (not new). Quotes can be similarly doctored (definitely not new). Now we cannot trust video–even if it is streaming live.

In a shift toward the Orwellian, objective reality has been balkanized and the balkanization has been weaponized.

And they said epistemology was a dead field.

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