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About this book
The information society is upon us. New technologies have given us back pocket libraries, online discussion forums, blogs, crowdbased opinion aggregators, social media and breaking news wherever, whenever. But are we more enlightened and rational because of it?
With points of departure in philosophy, logic, social psychology, economics, and choice and game theory, Infostorms shows how information may be used to improve the quality of personal decisions and group thinking but also warns against the informatonal pitfalls which modern information technology may amplify: From science to reality culture and what it really is, that makes you buy a book like this.
"With this brilliant book, we have been warned. It is up to all of us in the world today to be stewards of the common resource that is trustworthy and relevant information”.
Adam Brandenburger, Stern School of Business, NYU
“It is a highly recommended read for social scientists and concerned citizens alike”.
Christian List, London School of Economic