Podem os “social media” acabar com a civilização ocidental?
“Mediocrity is the only possible result of a wide sampling of opinion or input. The only idea that can survive such a mechanism is one consistent with the lowest common denominator. The mob works to ensure that all other results are weeded out. Now, we might think that it is the highest common denominator that is promoted in this environment, but it’s just not so. (…) Excellence is not the sum of opinions. Excellence is not born of consensus. Excellence is by its very nature something far outside the average.”