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    • I remember, for weeks after Trump was elected, the distinct, ever-present feeling of something profoundly wrong with reality. Later William Gibson perfectly described it as the way you would feel if tomorrow aliens landed on Earth. Something completely implausible, yet reality. And since then, it just keeps on happening. It's very disorienting.

      And, yes, big part of what caused us to get there has to be the outrage amplification that online media enables. When engagement is the primary parameter to be optimised this is the result we get. I'm not sure what the solution should be, but at least it gives me hope that it is slowly being recognised as a problem.