What Yanny vs. Laurel taught us: We yearn to be divided
Remember the optical illusion known simply as the dress? Sure you do. Black and blue or white and gold? This was the question that divided the internet back in the more innocent time of February 2015. The fault lines ran through marriages and friendships: We simply could not believe that someone so close to us could see things so differently when the truth, as we saw it, seemed so obvious.
Then came the candidacy and presidency of one Donald J. Trump, and we discovered what divided perceptions really looked like online. And now, the Trump effect seems to have settled a bit. At this point, you’ve probably blocked and unfriended everyone whose mind could not be changed, or you’ve become numb to the constant lies and corruption, or maybe we’re just in the calm before the Mueller and midterm storms. Read more…More about The Dress, Yanny, Laurel, Culture, and Identities
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