A closer look at what images are doing while you’re not looking.
Truth is: Post-truth is not only Oxford Dictionary’s word of the year, but one of the most overused terms of our time. Sad! (as the soon to be sworn in Apprentice-in-Chief would say). We need more relfection on what we mean (and imply) when we use the term. This essay is a good starting point. Key idea: «Post-truth mischaracterizes both our age and all ages before it.»
It’s time for the annual Edge question. I don’t suppose you have time to read all 206 answers, so let me suggest three to you I found especially thought-provoking: the premortem, naïve reality and Bayes’ theorem. I am, though, slightly disappointed that they failed to include the bullshit asymmetry.