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Aug 31, 2018

Wikipedia may be a model for society

At times where news companies have to tell what is an apple, we know that we simply started to cancel the most important contract there is: sharing a reality based on facts. Different narratives become "alternative facts" and so on. I remember a time where you couldn't refer to Wikipedia because "some guy on the internet wrote that" and it wasn't taken seriously as a source - now, its mechanics may be a model for how to maintain shared reality - the very foundation societies are built on.

https://medium.com/the-atlantic/wikipedia-the-last-bastion-of-shared-reality-b1e48595a65d