Seemingly daily we see evidence that our thoughts, preferences, and even our technology can’t be trusted.
Here’s another article, this time in the Wall Street Journal, about erroneous predictions AI makes when its data set lacks diversity.
Here’s one about a guy who posted, “I Made My Shed the Top-Rated Restaurant on TripAdvisor, And then served customers frozen dinners on its opening night.” (You REALLY should check it out!)
And this one, about how, “Payless sold its discount shoes for $600 a pair at mock luxury influencer event,” continues our theme. Customers even raved about how the shoes were clearly made with such high quality.
And what about our reactions towards people? We can all be guilty of unconscious bias, defined as social stereotypes about certain groups of people that individuals form outside their own conscious awareness. Everyone holds unconscious beliefs about various social and identity groups, and these biases stem from one’s tendency to organize social worlds by categorizing.
So what’s our take away from all of this?
1-Slow down. Question your thoughts/beliefs/observations.
2-Diversify your experiences. Get out there and do stuff!
3-Increase your self awareness. Grow your EQ!
4-Beware of following the masses.
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