December 29, 2019
Shared Fact-Based Reality
Did you ever think you’d come across such an odd phrase?
The alternative is shared fiction-based reality, which is prevalent among a large segment of the U.S. population and is what Trump and Trumpians want to impose on the rest of us.
The New York Times asked ten super smart people to predict how the world would be in 2030. Garry Kasparov had the best comment, I thought. He said that the post-truth reality that has had increasing currency in recent years was the greatest threat. In the Soviet Union, where he once led a luxurious but constricted life as a chess champion, truth was what the government said it was each day. The greatest challenge of the 2020s will be for shared, fact-based realty to prevail.