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Table of Contents

  1. Introduction

    1. Chapter 1 Lessons from Obesity

      1. A Modern Epidemic
      2. The Birth of Industrial Agriculture
      3. A New Set of Consequences
      4. The Modern Diet
    2. Chapter 2 Information, Power, and Survival

      1. Knowledge Is Power
      2. There Is No Such Thing as Information Overload
    3. Chapter 3 Big Info

      1. Choice Lessons
      2. Seek and We Shall Profit
    4. Chapter 4 We Are What We Seek

      1. Reality Dysmorphia
      2. This MSNBC Is Going Straight to My Amygdala
      3. Search Frenzy
    5. Chapter 5 Welcome to Information Obesity

      1. Confident Ignorance
      2. Agnotology
      3. Epistemic Closure
      4. Filter Failure
    6. Chapter 6 The Symptoms of Information Obesity

      1. The Connection Between Obesities
      2. Apnea
      3. Poor Sense of Time
      4. Attention Fatigue
      5. Loss of Social Breadth
      6. Distorted Sense of Reality
      7. Brand Loyalty
  2. The Information Diet

    1. Chapter 7 Data Literacy

      1. Search
      2. Filter
      3. Creation
      4. Synthesis
    2. Chapter 8 Attention Fitness

      1. Willpower
      2. Measurement
      3. Elimination
      4. Training
      5. Distractibility Can Be Good
    3. Chapter 9 A Healthy Sense of Humor

    4. Chapter 10 How to Consume

      1. Consume Consciously
      2. Consume Locally
      3. Low-Ad
      4. Diversity
      5. Balance
      6. Support and Fine Tuning
  3. Social Obesity

    1. Chapter 11 The Participation Gap

      1. The Scalability Problem
      2. Transparency
      3. Bridging the Gap
      4. Political Infoveganism
    2. Appendix A Special Note: Dear Programmer

    3. Appendix Further Reading

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