Which means reinforcing the dominant paradigm.
Deploying a system that leads to self-awareness by systematic critique … that runs against the grain. That means giving the pirates' navigators plenty of pretext for their cold-shoulder treatment.
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If we take JP's question and switch out "information" and replace it with"opinion", that where I found myself in August of 1976, after a series of public engagement workshops on social justice issues in general … specifically foreign aid and what was then called GATT. (Treaties dealing with international business and globalization.) I saw that even the clearest, most confident opinions were superficial … skin-deep.
Today the same dynamics apply: So long as bla-yada-blah has real social benefits (#AttentionEconomy) why bother with intellectual rigour?! Bla is cheap. And that makes for high #ROI (in terms of personal gain).
If I succeeded by applying conventional market- think that would contradict my entire life's work.
My work isn't about training consumers; it's about educating and empowering individual citizens … persons.
But software engineers are like the pirates' navigators: they delude themselves into thinking that they run the show. Cold shoulder from them means financial and social death … they're gate-keepers, and they're kinda nasty. (If "ideas are a dime a dozen" that means you'd take my work and owe me … what … $0.008 … so, you're hostile to me. #PassiveAggression )
JP Rangaswami: Information is food | Video on TED.com
“Are we going to reach the stage where information has a percentage of fact associated with it?” — JP Rangaswami
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