Gringo View: Addicts in a Dystopian Dream

Do any of us really need to know the news in real time?

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Opinion) I don`t know about you but the first thing I normally do each morning is to pick my cell phone off the night table and scan the world news. After the dystopian nightmare I had last night, I`m determined to stop that.

In my dream, I was paddling like mad but losing the battle to stay afloat in a turbulent ocean of Google data I recognized as the answers to millions of queries about the Covid19 epidemic lockdown, Trump and Bolsonaro`s outrages and the rise of authoritarianism around the world.

As I . . .

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