“We need people to take different choices. We need people to state different views. We need people to go a different way. Some will work. Some won’t. Let’s judge the outcomes when there are outcomes to judge, not by the pack called sentiment. Our ecosystem of innovation in ways of organising will be richer for the diversity.”
Simon talks about how sentiments in a networked world can change quickly and how in our reinforcing bubbles of information, we can see shared views increase rapidly and reverse direction quickly on the slimmest pieces of information.
This got me thinking, following national and local elections, about various things I’m working on involving change and the pressing need to do things differently. Specifically about how concerns expressed about perceived threats to what we might have previously been part of are rightly or wrongly interpreted.