Information Silos / Echo Chambers (March 15, 2021)

. . .

K          “They are more like prison towers.”

J          “With no windows.”

K          “Precluding a more expansive view.”

J          “And preventing the inflow of fresh air.”

. . .

K          “I talk with individuals who are considered ‘bright’ and consider themselves ‘brilliant’ who do not get it.  They can never get it.  They are prisoners in their own self-selected information silo.  They clutch the key to their prison cell and lock themselves inside.”

J          “More important than intellect is emotion.  They must desperately want to get it to be able to get it.  To get it, they must get out of their own echo chamber.”

. . .

[See the e-commentary at “Constructing Thoughts:  Overton Window; Morrison Door; Basic Box (August 19, 2019)”, ““Free” Speech At The “Free Speech Forum” (October 22, 2018)” andTulsi, MSM, NYT, CNN, FOX, MSNBC, Real News, Fake News, Neo-McCarthyism.  Oh, And Happy Halloween! (October 28, 2019)”.]

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Get out much?

GIGO

“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents.  We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far.  The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”  H.P. Lovecraft, The Call of Cthulhu

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