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Letter to the editor: It’s getting harder to determine truth, reality

A wise man once said, “Our problems are many, while our solutions are few.” I think a wise man said it? Or did I just make that up? Truthfully, I’m not sure. I’ve read and viewed so much on TV, social media, newspapers, books and magazines, etc., over the past few years, I can’t remember.

It made me realize with all this media (slanted and otherwise), it’s hard to keep track of truth or reality. Don’t expect it to get much easier in the future. You think you know something as fact but, do you really?

Technology is already out there that allows anyone (criminals, terrorists, the media, government and other undesirables) to create (or re-create) photos, recordings, videos, etc., to appear exactly as the originals. This tech is so accurate it can fool the best of science or law enforcement, and thus, more easily, the citizenry.

What are we to do? Believe everything, believe nothing or sit back and absorb whatever version of truth you like best. Take in only what fits our preconceived beliefs or, take in everything and sift through the muddled web of (mis)information and find the real truth. Most will chose the easiest. Or will they?

A popular song lyric says, “Reality it seems is just a dream”

At least I think it does … or did I just make that up? Oh well, believe whatever you want. It really doesn’t matter.

Tim Kaczmarek

Natrona Heights

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