You’ll always have morons like that, swallowing belief patterns whole so they don’t have to think for themselves.Altered Carbon
One of the crazy problems of our rapidly advancing technology is going to be sorting out reality from imagination. Thanks to advances in editing, it is now possible to make videos and sound clips that look and sound almost exactly like people who are well-known, like celebrities and politicians.
One of the unfortunate rallying cries of our age is that of “fake news.” But what we really seem to be calling out is bias and a twisting of the facts to suit a narrative.
Already, as an educated adult, it can be difficult to separate the facts of the news from the opinion and analysis surrounding it.
But we will soon live in a world where it will be possible to make convincing fakes of whatever people want. How then do we determine what we believe and what we don’t?
I don’t have the answers yet, but I firmly believe one of the most important skills we can develop is to critically question any information that fits a belief we already hold.