echo chambers and epistemic bubbles

Why it’s as hard to escape an echo chamber.

I suspect we are all guilty of doing this to some degree. It's not just "other people" or "them" that are the problem. The question I ask myself is how do I combat this in myself? How do I ensure I don't fall prey to either of these ways of "being"? To me, the epistemic bubble seems like a case of "strong beliefs, loosely held". Sufficient facts can destroy the bubble. The "echo chamber" is more like religious fanaticism.

I think I want to read some of the books mentioned in the article, Eli Pariser’s The Filter Bubble (2011) and Cass Sunstein’s #Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media (2017), to get more understanding on this subject.

Author: Khürt Williams

A human who works in information security and enjoys photography, Formula 1 and craft ale.