Seeking reliable facts in new world of knowledge
How can humans separate what is true from what isn’t? It’s one of the toughest questions in philosophy, so tough that hardly any of us stop to think about it. Yet suddenly, we’ve got no choice. The rise of the Internet has transformed the nature of knowledge, in ways that are making us simultaneously smarter and dumber than we realize. That’s the message of “Too Big to Know,’’ David Weinberger’s insightful new book.