25 Dec '16, 3pm

.@Ford 2017 trends report: disruption the status quo, “never more difficult” to find objective information https://t.co/Yc4DNsAT0X

Trust Is the New Black (2013): In the first report, coming in the aftermath of the Great Recession, Ford wrote that the social contract as it had been known had been broken, and people’s mistrust of corporations, governments and media was making integrity a new, rare form of competitive advantage. Now, where truth was once held to be indisputable, it increasingly tends to be heavily influenced by perception—and reinforced by like-minded viewpoints. Oxford Dictionaries recently selected “post-truth” as 2016’s international word of the year, defining it as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less in influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” The new Ford report notes that 80% of adults globally agree that social media is more about optics than substance, and the 65% agree that people today are less like...

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