Michael P. Lynch


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Googling Is Believing: Trumping the Informed Citizen

The Big Media threat that worried Noam Chomsky 30 years ago has been replaced by a new one, manufactured by us.
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Published on March 09, 2016 12:05
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The Internet of Us: Knowing...

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True to Life: Why Truth Mat...

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In Praise of Reason

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The Nature of Truth: Classi...

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Truth in Context: An Essay ...

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Truth as One & Many C

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Know-It-All Society: Truth ...

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Neither Slave Nor Master: A...

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“My hypothesis is that information technology, while expanding our ability to know in one way, is actually impeding our ability to know in other, more complex ways; ways that require 1) taking responsibility for our own beliefs and 2) working creatively to grasp and reason how information fits together. Put differently, information technologies, for all their amazing uses, are obscuring a simple yet crucial fact: greater knowledge doesn’t always bring with it greater understanding.”
Michael P. Lynch, The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

“We digital humans do have access to more information than ever before—whether or not we have neuromedia. But it is also true that in other respects we know less, that the walls of our digital life make real objective knowledge harder to come by, and that the Internet has promoted a more passive, more deferential way of knowing.”
Michael P. Lynch, The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data

“Today, the fastest and easiest way of knowing is Google-knowing, which means not just “knowledge by search engine” but the way we are increasingly dependent on knowing via digital means. That can be a good thing; but it can also weaken and undermine other ways of knowing, ways that require more creative, holistic grasps of how information connects together.”
Michael P. Lynch, The Internet of Us: Knowing More and Understanding Less in the Age of Big Data



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