Dr Kris De Meyer • TEDxLondon
The genie of polarisation - how can we get it back in the bottle?
We live in an increasingly polarised world - we see this in online debates, political rhetoric and daily headlines. How did we get here? Dr Kris De Meyer explores how people become entrenched in their views and the gridlocked debates these opinions lead to. Kris’s explanation about how individuals become polarised in their views posits a challenge: how can we communicate with those who see reality radically different to us? And what responsibilities do we all have to break the cycle of polarisation? For, if we are unwilling to sacrifice some part of our perspectives, we risk never breaking the cycle of polarisation and the violence that may follow if we leave polarisation unchecked.