Are we getting dumber? Or is stuff just harder?
Take this “invisible art” artist. She sold a few.*
Real decisions are made in the heart, the gut, based on a good story. So we’re vulnerable to master wizards: good story tellers. And, often, we’ll do what they say.
It’s impossible to assemble hundreds of graphs and data visualizations in our heads to make good decisions. It’s a fiction that we can. So we’re overwhelmed, take short-cuts, but it’s hard to admit.
The good news: we have new superpowers.