Title: Subjectivity and the evolution of reality

Authors: Alun H. Brown

Addresses: Julius Hahn Str. 21, 2500 Baden-bei-Wien, Österreich, Austria

Abstract: The profound impact of the information revolution and social media on human perceptions of reality is a phenomenon that is only now beginning to grow apparent. Our faculties of discernment are being challenged like never before as a bewildering array of ideologies, credos, agendas and epistemological attitudes jostle for supremacy on the information highway. What are some of the implications of these precarious shifts in our individual and collective perspectives of reality, and what forces or motivations may be responsible for driving them? Could the way the very systems we have developed for discerning and disseminating truth themselves be in some ways increasingly responsible for inhibiting our further understanding of the nature of reality, and our quest to improve the quality of life for one and all?

Keywords: social media; consciousness; pseudoscience; pseudoscepticism; dogmatism; subjectivity; objective reality; human agendas; perception; creation; credibility; authority; fact.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFIP.2018.097084

International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 2018 Vol.13 No.3/4, pp.195 - 205

Received: 10 Mar 2018
Accepted: 25 Apr 2018

Published online: 18 Dec 2018 *

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