Facebook and the last days of reality: futurist Mark Pesce - Conversations - ABC Radio

Is our increasing immersion in the online world affecting our ability to distinguish between what’s real and what’s not?

Mark is an inventor, writer and entrepreneur, with more than three decades experience in digital technology.

He believes Facebook is constantly trying to shape the emotional state of its users, to make them happy to stay there longer.

Mark says the world is increasingly being presented to us as we want to see it, rather than as it really is.

Looking ahead, he is wondering whether we’re approaching the last days of reality.