|Family Feud prepped us for this.|
Our constant loop of feedback has weird consequences: Jan. 1 2017's Sunday Times just arrived with an entire printed section consisting of the "Most Read, Shared & Viewed" Stories of 2016 (reminding me of when TV shows used to run "clip" episodes with characters having flashbacks to save production costs).
|For readers with no Internet?|
More recently, the convenience and economy of Uber comes with the price of having to rate our drivers - and be rated by them. (The main result I've noticed is the increase in forced personal interaction with drivers.)
|Bryce Howard's ratings soon go south (Black Mirror)|
The "Nosedive" episode of Black Mirror earlier this year (right) took the social cost of such ratings to their illogical conclusion, where lives were ruined by bad numbers.