Rabie Soubra

Communication and marketing specialist

Blog

Google, Plato's cave and reality

Posted by rabie soubra on May 11, 2015 at 8:00 AM

One of Western Philosophy's more famous allegories is the allegory of the cave by Plato

The cave, in which prisoners have been kept there since childhood, and each of them is held there in a peculiar manner, they are all chained so that their legs and necks are immobile, forced to look at a wall in front of them. Behind the prisoners is a fire, and between the fire and the prisoners is a raised walkway, on which people live and walk normally.

The fire behind the walkway projects shadows of whatever passes in front of the fire, and the chained prisoners can observe those shadows and, with time, start to recognize them and distinguish them and deal with them as the true reality, because they are unable to turn and see the real world behind them.

The prisoners do not see people, they see shadows of people and think they are people.

They do not see dogs, they see shadows of dogs and think they are dogs.

And if they happen to be released and actually see real people and real dogs, they would not recognize them as such.

Today, that wall is Google search results, and only the first page. Little by little, reality to us is defined by that search. Whether the results are true or false is irrelevant. This is a routine undetaken daily by billions of people and affects the decision making process among those people.

The only difference between Google and the cave allegory is that in the allegory, Plato suggests a possibility of a way out, while today at least, there is no way out. 

Because, what is the alternative to Google?

Nothing

Categories: None

Post a Comment

Oops!

Oops, you forgot something.

Oops!

The words you entered did not match the given text. Please try again.

Already a member? Sign In

98 Comments

Reply uraren
1:12 AM on January 31, 2022 
Reply aidagas
2:23 PM on January 31, 2022 
aidagas fb158acf10 https://tukirilocur.wixsite.com/tagunnontres/post/waves-puigchild
-670-zip-torrent-32-pc-nulled-license-latest
https://teltilltabdi1979.wixsite.com/pinkballdergu/post/free-d-n-
2-img_20201014_192539-imgsrc-ru-pc-torrent-rar-activator-keygen-p
rofessional
https://sitiseahartasirery.wixsite.com/tragethunni/post/grey-blac
k-w-64-free-windows-zip-utorrent-license-final
https://windgonponase.wixsite.com/tusnovanest/post/pokemon-legend
ary-background-posted-by-zoey-tremblay
https://borisbelyakov254.wixsite.com/speakepgota/post/klein-gegen
-gro??-wer-mag-was-612-imgsrc-ru
https://mareekhqpoyer.wixsite.com/innenapon/post/flow-3d-version-
11-0-4-x64-download-pc
https://nisraselumanrang.wixsite.com/learsimidspers/post/alexandr
a-dscn0395-imgsrc-ru
https://elidacperpayra.wixsite.com/icquebrookif/post/sacred-heart
-vs-wagner-online-live-stream
https://palmkinretuafen.wixsite.com/notalpchohop/post/python-loop
-through-download-final-pc-full-version
https://pullwasiseman.wixsite.com/smollomthatu/post/download-prem
iere-pro-project-won-t-open-windows-final-serial-full-version-lic
ense-iso
Reply marsan
6:51 PM on February 8, 2022 
Reply yasmkas
4:36 AM on February 12, 2022 
yasmkas 7b17bfd26b https://www.cloudschool.org/activities/ahFzfmNsb3Vkc2Nob29sLWFwcH
I5CxIEVXNlchiAgMCA4r-lCAwLEgZDb3Vyc2UYgICA3_He3gkMCxIIQWN0aXZpdHk
YgIDA0Pen8gsMogEQNTcyODg4NTg4Mjc0ODkyOA
https://www.cloudschool.org/activities/ahFzfmNsb3Vkc2Nob29sLWFwcH
I5CxIEVXNlchiAgMDAoKeyCgwLEgZDb3Vyc2UYgIDAoNqP8wsMCxIIQWN0aXZpdHk
YgIDA0O3FkQoMogEQNTcyODg4NTg4Mjc0ODkyOA
https://www.cloudschool.org/activities/ahFzfmNsb3Vkc2Nob29sLWFwcH
I5CxIEVXNlchiAgMDA4MyaCwwLEgZDb3Vyc2UYgIDAgN2wgQkMCxIIQWN0aXZpdHk
YgIDAoMmEqAoMogEQNTcyODg4NTg4Mjc0ODkyOA
https://www.cloudschool.org/activities/ahFzfmNsb3Vkc2Nob29sLWFwcH
I5CxIEVXNlchiAgMDgkJ6-CQwLEgZDb3Vyc2UYgIDA4KCl9QoMCxIIQWN0aXZpdHk
YgIDAoJrd_woMogEQNTcyODg4NTg4Mjc0ODkyOA
https://www.cloudschool.org/activities/ahFzfmNsb3Vkc2Nob29sLWFwcH
I5CxIEVXNlchiAgMDgwPGvCgwLEgZDb3Vyc2UYgIDA0JyAwggMCxIIQWN0aXZpdHk
YgICA__fZ-AgMogEQNTcyODg4NTg4Mjc0ODkyOA
https://www.cloudschool.org/activities/ahFzfmNsb3Vkc2Nob29sLWFwcH
I5CxIEVXNlchiAgIC_veuvCgwLEgZDb3Vyc2UYgICAv_2D1QgMCxIIQWN0aXZpdHk
YgIDA0MK62gsMogEQNTcyODg4NTg4Mjc0ODkyOA
https://www.cloudschool.org/activities/ahFzfmNsb3Vkc2Nob29sLWFwcH
I5CxIEVXNlchiAgID_-J-hCQwLEgZDb3Vyc2UYgIDAwLTdygoMCxIIQWN0aXZpdHk
YgIDAkLrD_AgMogEQNTcyODg4NTg4Mjc0ODkyOA
https://www.cloudschool.org/activities/ahFzfmNsb3Vkc2Nob29sLWFwcH
I5CxIEVXNlchiAgICfpK_fCQwLEgZDb3Vyc2UYgIDAwOy5yggMCxIIQWN0aXZpdHk
YgIDA4J-J9wkMogEQNTcyODg4NTg4Mjc0ODkyOA
https://www.cloudschool.org/activities/ahFzfmNsb3Vkc2Nob29sLWFwcH
I5CxIEVXNlchiAgMDArOjwCAwLEgZDb3Vyc2UYgIDAwMCIogoMCxIIQWN0aXZpdHk
YgIDA4O-LuAgMogEQNTcyODg4NTg4Mjc0ODkyOA
https://www.cloudschool.org/activities/ahFzfmNsb3Vkc2Nob29sLWFwcH
I5CxIEVXNlchiAgID_xIi3CgwLEgZDb3Vyc2UYgIDAoNrg1woMCxIIQWN0aXZpdHk
YgIDAwLnnsgsMogEQNTcyODg4NTg4Mjc0ODkyOA
https://wijnopmaat.nl/product/loimer-gruner-veltliner-2/

Oops! This site has expired.

If you are the site owner, please renew your premium subscription or contact support.