In quantum mechanics, you can be at the same time in many different places, and see for yourself what really is going on around.
But in our real human world, if you are professionally, or personally, highly inquisitive about how events are developing in different parts of the planet, you would have to rely on the information provided by news agencies, media, tweets, etc.
A small section of the information drinks bar may look like this:
Different drinks, of course, are composed of different ingredients. This is because different media have different commercial, political, ideological, ethnic or other agenda. History has proved a rule with no exception: the higher the intensity of local, regional or global conflicts, the more disparate is the taste of the drink in each bottle.
As we all know well from personal experience, in times of tension the best method to kill stress is a good drink. Following this advice in our circumstances, however, leads to a very unexpected observation: if you sip from the same bottle, you very quickly get drunk. So drunk that you would not tell green light from red light.
But if, instead, you absorb a huge bowl of very many very strong dissimilar drinks, you start to clearly see all minute fragments of the situation, and you can process them into a working multifaceted model with predictable behaviour.
My current recipe includes news agencies, media and twitter sources (heads of state, government, non-government, politicians, analysts, think tanks, etc.) from US, UK, EU, UN, Russia, China, Australia, Japan, Brazil, etc., adding up to a total of 128. This cocktail, however, is very expensive: it costs around 100 minutes per day.
Are you a better bartender for the “RealityCheck” cocktail?