I have been thinking a lot lately about the damage done to our culture by the trust we place in people simply because they score very high on texts designed to measure g. That’s how you end up with a world run by functionally sociopathic technocrats.
(Alan Jacobs) His primary example of “functionally sociopathic technocrats” is the people who design and implement Facebook’s platform.
But Jacobs isn’t letting social media users off the hook, either. He quotes a letter wherein Karl Barth refused to answer questions posed by Christianity Today or its readers, eloquently explaining his refusal. It’s very relevant to a lot of what goes on in social media.