Why do we need Discussion Maps - GROK Maps?

The GROK dilemma -

our cognitive processes evolved to jump very quickly to convincing, digital, towards and away from, decisions, on the basis of;

personal past experience,

cultural / group framing,

and inadequate noisy current information.

amazing, but as soon as we become for or against anything - our perception gets seriously distorted;

focus on some things and ignore others,

look for confirmation - not contradiction,

when we try to take a wider view our memory recall prioritises the things we have been paying attention to - the things we already find important - which reinforces the 'for or against' bias - and further distorts the 'weighting' we give to thing - weighting biases - base line fallacy,

plus groupthink kicks in - perceptual distortions to enable acceptance of group approved models - very very powerful.

plus our evolved group membership moral intuitions fire off, care harm order chaos, ingroup loyalty, (gossip) reciprocity cheats freeloaders and treason, justice fairness and proportionality, authority and submission - respect and depose leaders, group sanctity - bonding around a shared story/model.

What goes wrong with discussion?

most of the time we are not actually listening -

we are comparing snippets against our pre-existing mental model (distorted by 'for or against' thinking) judging - dismissing

not holistic - not whole big picture - not all points of view;

try to persuade others with an emotive focus on some small part of the situation,

this makes it hard to look at the emergent properties of the whole system,

people use rhetorical tricks to,

distort the analysis - impose prefered frames anchors focus / ignore or dismiss others,

allert for group membership signifiers (one of us - not one of us) - and dehumanising them-and-us kicks in - you are wrong I / we are right, I just don't care what you say or what you think or what evidence you have or how you grok the world,

hard to remember everything - it takes time to piece the bits together, consider the implications, and in the mean time the 'conversation' has moved on,

This is why we need Discussion Maps, GROK Maps.