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June 26, 2018

COMMENTARY: The US Has Lost Its Footing, and Technology Is Largely to Blame

By Rainey Center

Rainey Center co-founder and President Bishop Garrison has an op-ed at Inkstick today discussing how disinformation, technology, and hyper-partisan politics are forming a perfect storm of cognitive dissonance that will impact us for generations to come:

"Never has the country or the world been so interconnected," writes Garrison. "Never have we had so much information at the speed of light literally in the palm of our hands. While these technological advances work to keep us better informed, holding those with ill intentions accountable for their public actions, they also provide the means by which those who wish to spread disinformation and instability can commit their misdeeds."

"In this way, technology operates to exacerbate our already well-entrenched divides, along with underlying issues like partisan political ideologies, race, gender, and income inequality. Everything from viral videos to combative cable network panels work to dig us in deeper. America again finds itself at the precipice: what nation do we want to be? What world do we want to live in?"

Read the rest here: Inkstick | The Modern Day Dark Age

Photo by Remko van Dokkum via Flickr.

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