July 7, 2017

Summer 2017 U.S. Information Ecosystem Forecast



Florid, feverish, rife with allegations, and simmering with partisan resentment, all of which adds up to lots of clicks and brisk business for outrage-chasing mass media.

Health advisory:

Incitement and intolerance flourish in this hot, humid environment like malarial mosquitoes in swampy lagoons of oft-willful ignorance — at both ends of the political spectrum.

Crop Advisory:

Cultivate a culture of democracy by investing in civic media according to need rather than market viability. This amounts to a pivot to an intention economy, and away from the attention economy.