Read an introduction...
Part 1: Stay On The Path
Help people counteract misleading information and get good at not
→ Decrease polarisation in society
→ Increase our capacity for productive disagreement
→ Recover a healthy information ecosystem
Badcog is a new addition to the way you keep track of what's
going on in the world and find answers to important questions.
It arms you against deceptive information practices as you
encounter them around the web, and it helps you keep your
thinking in good shape (i.e. it helps you prevent your views
getting out of shape in typically human ways).
It's a social platform designed around always keeping sight of
the uncertainty of things and not getting misled down paths of
The idea is that this way of thinking can become second nature
with UI and UX designed specifically to serve it.
E.g. You almost can't help but think probabilistically if that's
how everything is presented. And you can supercharge your
bullshit detector by drawing on the combined efforts of other
If you put all the ingredients together in the right way and
form a network around it, you get a tool that gives you the best
possible chance to avoid the common causes of human misjudgment.
We will be looking to raise seed funding from the right
investors soon. If that's you please say hello