By Dr. James Spencer for THE WESTERN JOURNAL
In “The Social Dilemma,” Jaron Lanier, “founding father” of virtual reality, suggests, “It’s the gradual, slight, imperceptible change in your own behavior and perception that is the product. … Changing what you do, how you think, who you are.”
Lanier goes on to illustrate how the small decisions we make online can lead to significant real-world changes. After all, “viral content may disappear — its consequences do not” (Trust Me, I’m Lying). Our small decisions are more consequential than we think.