We live in a world where polarising opinions are commonplace. Whether that is in life, philosophy, politics, religion…..the list could be endless.
Unfortunately, we are less likely to examine opinions with opposing viewpoints merely through how our online presence shapes content we see…..
Our search results on google could be quite different due to algorithms that search engines employ. I won’t rehash the wikipedia article and so encourage you to read further about the concept of the filter bubble and here are some interesting articles.
But what effect could this be having? Not only are our opinions reinforced by our own personal echo chambers but it could be a source of depression.
I don’t have the answer to these problems but I am just pointing out things that exist that perhaps people weren’t aware of. Perhaps we should try harder to challenge our views and slow down thought processes. Perhaps when we’re writing essays or slogging away at work, maybe the stream of “awesomeness” that we see people post on social media should just be seen as what it is – a carefully selective veneer that people choose to present to the world.