User:Alec Sanderson

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Regardless of the number and power of the tools used to extract patterns from information, any sense of meaning depends on context, with interpretation coming along in support of one agenda or another. A world of informational transparency will necessarily be one of deliriously multiple viewpoints, shot through with misinformation, disinformation, conspiracy theories and a quotidian degree of madness. We may be able to see what's going on more quickly, by that doesn't mean we'll agree about it any more readily.
—William Gibson, "The Road to Oceania", New York Times, June 2003