The devil is in the data structure.
Before stating that you believe something, try to name something that you would accept as evidence not to believe that thing.
Society remembers those who make a prescient, unpopular stand. We should remind ourselves that 1. today (as then) people like this seem quite odd or even dangerous to us, 2. there is a large, forgotten set who made a justified unpopular stand, but were wrong by chance.
“The whole world’s living in a digital dream
It’s not really there
It’s all on the screen”
—Joe Walsh, “Analog Man”
True, but don’t forget that the first “screen” is the retina and its mapping to the brain: our concious experience derived thus isn’t “real” either.
“It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.” The best Yogi-isms are superficially contradictory, the contradiction serving to illuminate what words actually mean to us.