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November 27th 2018

Reputation Over Information

Say goodbye to the information age: it’s all about reputation now

Gloria Origgi an Italian philosopher and tenured senior researcher at CNRS discusses the paradigm shift in our relationship to knowledge.

  • From the ‘information age’, we are moving towards the ‘reputation age’.

  • Information will have value only if it is already filtered, evaluated and commented upon by others.

  • We are reliant on what are the inevitably biased judgments of other people, most of whom we do not know.

  • Be competent at reconstructing the reputational path of the piece of information in question.

  • Evaluate the intentions of those who circulated it.

  • Figure out the agendas of those authorities that leant it credibility.

Question to ask when accepting or rejecting new information

  • Where does it come from?
  • Does the source have a good reputation?
  • Who are the authorities who believe it?
  • What are my reasons for deferring to these authorities?