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Started by droqen, May 02, 2023, 04:30:39 PM
Quote from: SubtitleFREEDOM AND RESISTANCE IN THE ATTENTION ECONOMY
QuotePrefaceIn order to do anything that matters, we must first be able to give attention to the things that matter.
QuoteP.13-14, quote from Herbert Simon (1970s)in an information-rich world, the wealth of information means a dearth of something else: a scarcity of whatever it is that information consumes. . . . information consumes . . . the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it.
QuoteWe're only just beginning to explore what these systems [of guidance, like news, education, law, advertising, etc] should do for us, and how they need to change, in this new milieu of information abundance.
Quote4 Bring your own boundaries
QuoteIf you wanted to train all of society to be as impulsive and weak-willed as possible. . . invent an impulsivity training device . . . that delivers an endless supply of informational rewards on demand.
QuoteYou don't want just any rewards to get delivered -- you want people to receive rewards that speak to their impulsive selves, rewards that are the best at punching the right buttons in their brains.
QuoteWhat do you pay when you pay attention?
QuoteEpistemic distraction is the diminishment of underlying capacities that enable a person to define or pursue their goals: . . . reflection, memory, prediction, leisure, reasoning, and goal-setting. . . .at its extreme, epistemic distraction . . . removes reflected-upon, intentional reasons for action, leaving only impulsive reactions in its wake.
Quoteintegrate associations across many different experiences to detect common structures across them. [These commonalities] form abstractions, general principles, concepts, and symbolisms that are the medium needed [for good thought.]