Artificial Intelligence

You are what you read. So much for the promise of the internet, as Slashdot points us to this,

A massive Facebook study recently published in PNAS found solid evidence of so-called emotional contagion—emotional states spreading socially, like a virus made of emoji—on the social network.

So rather than basing your worldview on a small circle of friends you interact with on a more personal level, your mental state ends up being affected by the random blathering of whatever portion of your social world Facebook decides to show you. This comes despite the fact that many of us don’t consider Facebook interactions to be particularly weighty in the grand scheme of friendship.

We are doomed.

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