Epistemological implications

18. Epistemological Changes

  • Deliberate and careful data analysis and critical thinking may fade.
  • Reading on screens discourages deep reading (and deep reading encourages deep, rational, thinking).
  • Hypertextual reading encourages distractions.
  • put your phone down?
  • Quick informational accessing and processing will increase.
  • The IMAGE may dominate rather than textual or mathematical content.
  • We may become toxically immersed.
  • "Frankly, I fear the power of a simulated world to alter the mind's conception of its own desires." (Castronova, Synthetic Worlds)

    Body Ownership Causes Illusory Self-Attribution of Speaking and Influences Subsequent Real Speaking

    Article for Concept Application Note:

    "Your Kids Think You’re Addicted to Your Phone"

    Want to learn more?

    Clive Thompson. Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World, Penguin Press, 2019.

    Tom Nichols. Death of Expertise : The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters. Oxford UP, 2017.

    Cathy O'Neil. Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy. Crown Publishing, 2016.