Category Archives: Transparency

Your opinion, it counts for ….

… Something or nothing, it depends. Quote (author unknown): ‘your insult means nothing if I don’t value your opinion.’ The question is what constitutes an insult? My reason for asking is that the web ‘seems’ to bring its fair share of insults as much as the off-line world, arguably more so. And yet, sometimes, we [...]

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The Hivemind and the change of humanity. An essay.

People are weird.

They always have been. But nowadays maybe a little more.

Reason: The Web.

Today I was on the 14th fairway. I hit a reasonable ball which slightly flew the green and into a sparse thicket alongside a path. Whilst trying to find my golfball a woman walked up to it, picked it up and carried on. She could see I was looking for something, and bearing in mind it was in the middle of a golf course, just carried on talking on her mobile phone, ignoring my requests for having my golf ball back.

Not a lot I could do really, so I just dropped another ball down and played it.

Why would she do that?

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How we perceive the web.

And it different for all of us, yet it’s the same.

What the web does for us is up to us. How we deal with life and all that is around us is unto us. But what of what is really going on around us and the perception left behind by our actions?

Does it matter? To us and/or those that are around us?

Perception and how we are in an off-line world are very much the same as an on-line world – we will always see things in a manner that suit us.

For example, and what started me thinking about this. A friend of mine Nic Oliver wrote an interesting post the other day called “We Distort the Facts to Fit Our Beliefs”. He goes on to state that “80% of what we believe to be accurate memories in fact include distortions, deleted information and influences from our upbringing, education, other similar experiences etc”

He backs it up with an interesting story:

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