And great piece of feedback I got from my good friend and colleague, Kit Laughlin, in regards to my Intent-piece 'Physical Alchemy' was this:
"I would argue that the 21st century has decreased communication, but vastly increased amount of information, most of which masquerades as information, but is … not. Recall Gregory Bateson’s description of information: “a difference that makes a difference”. KL
This comment has made me begin to re-write this part of the statement. It's the inauspicious combination of increased speed and decreased clarity of information transfer that is so toxic, IMHO.
This is a big part of my 'cultivation of selective ignorance' in regards to both the non-watching and non-reading of 'news' media of any type; and also of my re-reading of truly great books, as opposed to pouring more mediocre information into the filter.