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    The Guardian | Andrew Anthony | 8/5/18 | 7 min
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    • thorgalle1 month ago

      I enjoyed Homo Sapiens & Homo Deus. This makes me want to reread the latter one, its arguments and ideas already escaped me. Also good marketing for 21 Lessons! A trilogy of the past, the future and the present... I wonder if he’ll find anything else to write about :)

    • Florian
      Reading streakScribe
      2 months ago

      Some of the fake news comes from manipulation by Russian hackers but much of it is simply because of the wrong incentive structure. There is no penalty for creating a sensational story that is not true. We’re willing to pay for high quality food and clothes and cars, so why not high quality information?

      Excellent interview

    • bartadamley
      Scout
      2 months ago

      The idea of free information is extremely dangerous when it comes to the news industry. If there’s so much free information out there, how do you get people’s attention?

      We’re willing to pay for high quality food and clothes and cars, so why not high quality information?

      We are at a critical moment with the internet and it has one curious about the notion of "information wants to be free" as thus far in this experiment... it seems to be taking a turn for the negative. This also comes down to a matter of scale. I think information in a local sense deserves to 'free' in some capacity. Also a challenge rests in this digital world we now live in, to decipher what determines our locality.

      Is it the niche groups we belong to? Is it an app that we are an early adopter to? At what point is it ideal to pay for information?

      • Florian
        Reading streakScribe
        2 months ago

        I noted the exact same statements. It really is the core of the issue

    • deephdave
      Top reader this weekReading streakScout
      2 months ago

      The idea of free information is extremely dangerous when it comes to the news industry. If there’s so much free information out there, how do you get people’s attention? This becomes the real commodity. At present there is an incentive in order to get your attention – and then sell it to advertisers and politicians and so forth – to create more and more sensational stories, irrespective of truth or relevance. Some of the fake news comes from manipulation by Russian hackers but much of it is simply because of the wrong incentive structure. There is no penalty for creating a sensational story that is not true. We’re willing to pay for high quality food and clothes and cars, so why not high quality information?