David interviews Nicholas Carr on how the internet and, in particular, “social” media, with its continual algorithmic torrent of distractions, is affecting our ability to deal with information. Here’s a quote from Carr:
What we know about people is that, if you give them an unlimited amount of information, they’ll go out and cherry-pick the information that reinforces their existing biases, whether those biases are based on fact or fiction or fantasy or whatever . . . .