Attenuation is the New Aggregation

Elizabeth Evans, Freelance Science Writer and Editor
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The attention economy promises to solve problems by harnessing the power of the network, but in the meantime, we are being deluged by the glut of information aggregating in our inboxes and on our devices. Alpha geeks may rejoice as they imagine new heuristics to catch up with this information overload. In reality, for most of us, every waking moment has been absorbed by the task of simply keeping up. In this talk, Rael Dornfest delivers an entertaining riff on the potential for ‘attenuation’ to help us tame the infosphere by distilling out the most interesting and useful bits from the network soup.

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