During holidays I’ve watched with my son several crappy children movies. I wasn’t really paying attention, but when the end was near, I had to watch and whatever happened to Barbie Ranpunzel or the Beast. Then I realized deep inside how much we are hooked to stories.
we can only understand and believe something if it is presented as a coherent story. We are Better and Better to deploy stories that sound convincing, and digital media helps us to find whatever stories fit our prejudices better.
and then, the World is a stranger and more complex place, with no need to adapt to our simplistic stories. So, there’s a bigger and bigger deviation between our beliefs and the real world. How long till the divergence is so great that Catastrophes start happening? Maybe we already crossed the line?