Conspiracy Culture

The Other Pandemic

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COVID-19: One plot to rule them all

Ancient conspiracies

Modern chaos

An information contagion

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A conspiracy of trust

Education as a vaccine

Another evolutionary gift

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Tragedy is real

By believing the fantastical, we ignore the bland and boring but devastatingly real injustices that are happening the world over.

We chase ghosts up the stairs when our house is on fire.

“If voting made a difference, they wouldn’t let you do it.”

Self-fulfilling prophecies

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If people believe 5G is causing radiation poisoning and it’s not actually a virus, then they can stop taking the preventative measures that are literally saving hundreds of thousands of lives worldwide.

What if you’re wrong?

The why at the centre

21st century skills

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We spend our days being bombarded with information. Estimates say around 34 gigabytes of info every single day. Without vigilant assessment techniques we can easily become overwhelmed, or worse, succumb to dangerous biases.

Because Facebook said so

Fighting back

The battle won’t be won overnight. But for the sake of our shared future, it’s one of the most important battles there is, simply because it impacts all others.

And everyone can play their part.



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Terry Downie

Master of hard truths. Exploring culture, mindset, tech and entrepreneurship. Forever taking global issues personally. Creator of