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Future Left Podcast Ep. 31:  Conspiracies, the Internet, & Alex Jones

Future Left Podcast Ep. 31: Conspiracies, the Internet, & Alex Jones

Who *really* did 9/11?? We've all been exposed to that irritating question before and many others like it. We look at the phenomenon of conspiracy theories in the age of the internet and what increased access information means for the future of knowledge. We also talk about InfoWars host Alex Jones, alleged reptilian humanoid, and his quest to wake up all the sheeple.

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Things we read:
Psychology of Anti-Intellectualism: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/wired-success/201407/anti-intellectualism-and-the-dumbing-down-america
Adlai Stevenson too smart to be POTUS: http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/03/09/richard-hofstadter-and-america-s-new-wave-of-anti-intellectualism.html
A lot of weird things that Alex Jones Believes: http://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/forget-his-911-truther-tirades-here-are-7-of-alex-jones-most-unhinged-conspiracy-theories/
Social media & Climate Change Denial: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/01/04/heres-how-scientific-misinformation-such-as-climate-doubt-spreads-through-social-media/?utm_term=.437f10840885
Tech & Conspiracies: http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/features/truth-and-lies-conspiracy-theories-are-running-rampant-thanks-to-modern-technology-6260128.html

The internet makes us think we know it all:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/to-your-health/wp/2015/04/01/internet-searches-are-convincing-us-were-smarter-than-we-really-are/

Future Left Podcast Ep. 32: Persuasion & Climate Change

Future Left Podcast Ep. 32: Persuasion & Climate Change

Future Left Podcast Ep. 30:  Talking Automation With The Robot Overlordz

Future Left Podcast Ep. 30: Talking Automation With The Robot Overlordz