Bias and more bias; leads to informed consent being a broken ideal
Our personal worldview is based on experience but that experience has a bias; the way we make sense of things produces bias (The Mind is Flat) and in the end we have no idea just how biased we are in our own opinions, delivery, views or ideas. However a joy of the Freedom is Speech is that we are entitled to have a biased opinion and express it.
Human brains are wired to make all kinds of mental mistakes which can impact our ability to make sense of what our senses are telling us. In total, there are 188 cognitive biases that mess with how we process data, think critically, and perceive reality. This is the big picture at the end.
The School of Thought, a non-profit dedicated to spreading critical thinking has the construct below to help us, it puts the most common ideas in a simple form.
Why is this important : a big idea in GDPR and other consumer protection rights /ideas is that of informed consent. The idea falls down at many levels as a complex consent therefore needs the person given consent to understand the small print. However - just take framing below as a bias. How I present the idea to you ( 50% off or buy 2 get one free) means that I can adjust your behaviour to gain consent - does that mean consent ?
We need to debate informed consent in the full light of cognitive bias.