90% of the internet time is consumed by Facebook, Whatsapp, Instagram, Twitter and Gmail. These platforms connect individuals who know each other or wish to know. These linear relationships are not out of our circle but within, and influence our thought process unknowingly. When we like pages in Facebook, we like pages which confirm our biases, there by limiting our thinking patterns. And when we do it often, we are becoming closer and closer to our biases than expanding the thinking horizons. This is evident in the way we express ourselves. More and more people are now becoming communities who like to interact with people who have intensely special like-minded interests, for example, community for raw vegans. Is humanity becoming more and more ‘tribe like’? Are the algorithms in the social media helping you to match the interests of many other people who are continents away from you? These are super niche networks. It’s becoming difficult to broaden our thinking in a world, where we have locked ourselves into a cage filled with biases.
Celebrating our biases