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No-one looks out the train window anymore. Heads bent down as if in prayer, thumbs scrolling; our phone news-feeds delivering dopamine hits more effectively than a casino slot machine. We know the Big Tech algorithms behind the feeds are optimised to press our buttons. The best button-pressers being feed items that are short, sharp and shocking. Nuance, complexity and accuracy be damned. Unfortunately, as the old saying goes:
A lie will go round the world while the truth is pulling its boots on.
This podcast version of the blog post explores how the algorithms are leading to hyper-polarisation and what we can do to address it.
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