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Should I read the Internet to see what is "important" ?

Should I read the Internet to see what is “important” ?

We supposedly live in the age of information. We have the Internet, the newspapers, Twitter, Facebook etc. We should be informed about everything at levels never before possible.

And yet…

We are in the darkness of ignorance like never before. Overinformation has become worse than no information at all. We are left in the mercy of anyone having a news media or a blog or a Facebook account. Democracy in information sharing has made information practically useless.

You never know which information is right unless you personally experience it.

The Internet gives a voice to everyone experiencing facts – thus making all possible interpretations publicly available. It then gives a voice to a million more people who have not experienced the facts, thus making all possible lies publicly available.

And the worse…

It gives to each and every one of us access to the experiences others have. Experiences which should not affect us. And yet now they do. It gives access in our mind for others to project their own fears, their own will, their own desires.

Primitive people walking in the woods.

With their wives and children.

They seem so… primitive.

But it is only because you cannot see their faces.

Smiling…

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