Some people are still holding out that technology will save humanity from itself. But we keep forgetting that the world doesn’t run on informationâ€”it runs on emotion.Â Democracy relies on trust. Rule of law requires trust. If we lose our trust in our institutions, then those institutions will either crumble or turn cancerous. But the internet lines up incentives in such a way that it makes it profitable to breed distrust…The internet, in the end, was not designed to give people the information they need. It gives people the information they want.
Source: Everything is Fucked and I’m Pretty Sure It’s the Internet’s Fault | Mark Manson