Mandated Cognitive Dissonance

Yan Zhu writes 1

people need to welcome cognitive dissonance into their online spaces instead of shunning it

Surely, a way to greatly reduce conflicts in the world is to increase humans' readiness to empathize.

Imagine a machine that asks questions to determine views or beliefs, then shows a series of experiences (shot in 1st person) to get the other person to form a view that conflicts with their initial one.

For such a machine to be remotely ethical, people would need to subject themselves to it voluntarily.


  1. https://diracdeltas.github.io/blog/information-apocalypse/