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Too Big to Know

More on the Russ Roberts conversation with David Weinberger (author of Too Big to Know) on how knowledge and data and our understanding of the world around us are being changed by the internet.

Weinberger discusses knowledge and how it is attained (and has) changed over time, particularly with the advent of the internet. He argues the internet has dispersed the power of authority and expertise. And he discusses whether the internet is making us smarter or stupider, and the costs and benefits of being able to tailor information to one’s own interests and biases.