Our brains evolved to handle local, linear, and gradual changes within the scope of our immediate senses and experiences.

For most of human history, people lived and died within a 10-mile radius, rarely encountering events or information from far away.

In contrast, today’s world presents us with instant global information through the internet and media, exposing us to events and ideas that may not directly impact our lives.

Our cognitive biases, which were once adaptive, can now lead to irrational reactions and beliefs in this modern context.