Bookmarked What magic teaches us about misinformation (Tim Harford)

Pay attention; get some context; ask questions; stop and think. Misinformation doesn’t thrive because we can’t spot the tricks. It thrives because, all too often, we don’t try. We don’t try, because we are confident that we already did.

Tim Harford talks about the importance of paying attention as a means of seeing beyond the magic of misinformation. This reminds me of the work of Mike Caulfield of way in which the Four Moves provides a structure to pay attention.
Listened Ep. 87 Jason Louv “A World of Gods and Monsters” from

Playing for team human today is author, occult scholar, and wizard Jason Louv.

Jason will be helping us see how the intentions we bring into the world of artificial intelligence could set something in motion from which it is hard to return. Jason’s latest book John Dee and the Empire of Angels: Enochian Magick and the Occult Roots of Empire digs deep into the untold and often ignored occult history of Western thinking and empire. On today’s show Jason and Douglas bridge the gap from the Elizabethan esoteric imaginary to the modern day alchemical thinking driving our technologies.

It is often suggested that one of the important things that you can do is take in a breadth of ideas. Douglas Rushkoff and the Team Human podcast never seems to disappoint in giving voice to different people. This episode explores the history associated with magic and the role of experiences and storytelling in relation to all elements of life. As always, I am left wondering about the world in new ways.