Sep 24, 2018
Twenty three years ago, John Eger, a presidential advisor to Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, predicted a digital "hell," in which the internet will fuel social divisions and spread misinformation so unchecked that it can threaten our sense of reality.
We talk with Eger about how he could predict our current problems with such accuracy in 1995, what his proposed solutions were, and what he predicts for the next 20 years.
Also, we debut a new feature: time capsule -- looking at some of what has been on our collective minds since our last episode. On our debut edition, we talk about the feud between Taylor Swift and Kim Kardashian-West, the hashtag campaign #WhyIDidn'tReport, and the video game phenomenon Fortnite.