Originally posted by Sly1one
Good point, reminds me of Aldous Huxley's vision of the future world where instead of censorship like Orwell thought, we would all be inundated with
so much information we wouldn't be able to identify the truth. It would be akin to finding a needle in a haystack...and I would have to agree with
Not only that but for every true story that does come along, there will be 100 off shoots, spins, additions and frauds to go along with it. Disinfo
agents trying to muddy the water? Con artists out for a buck? People just retelling a story and adding their own embellishments? Extreme
misinterpretations from both believers and debunkers?
All of the above
Look at religion... Jews,Muslims and Christians... all believe in the same God... this is fact... but over a few thousand years look how many
interpretations of the word there are today. Each of those three main groups has many splinter groups... and all have been fighting each other for
over 2000 years over an interpretation...
Orwell was wrong... too much info works much better than censorship. All you need is for the false stories to be louder than the real stories.
There was one a while back "Laser like signals from Gliese 581D" That came from ONE news article that reported TWO separate stories. The real
signal came from Toucanae.
But this interpretation error was echoed around the net and even sending corrections didn't stop the false news story
We are DOOMED... we will never have truth... heck we still don't know what happened at Roswell