Comments on: Remembering how to forget in the Web 2.0 era http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/11/20/remembering-how-to-forget-in-the-web-20-era/ Wed, 16 Nov 2016 01:37:11 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: 37.5Man http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/11/20/remembering-how-to-forget-in-the-web-20-era/comment-page-1/#comment-9258 Tue, 05 Jan 2010 18:14:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=4478#comment-9258 Web 2, being an interactive information sharing, interoperability, user-centered design and collaboration,
How about coming next Web 3.0?

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By: scheng1 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/11/20/remembering-how-to-forget-in-the-web-20-era/comment-page-1/#comment-8599 Mon, 23 Nov 2009 15:46:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=4478#comment-8599 Interesting concept, even though I dont quite agree that “forgetting” is a virtue.
Since it’s easy to find information as and when we want it through Internet, that means we do not have to try our best to memorize. We can free our brain cells to focus on application of information, rather than memorizing the information.
This does not imply “forgetting”. It just means that we utilize our brain cells in other way.

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By: Benny Acosta http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/2009/11/20/remembering-how-to-forget-in-the-web-20-era/comment-page-1/#comment-8549 Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:25:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate-uk/?p=4478#comment-8549 “Forgetting plays a central role in human decision-making,” he argues. “It lets us act in time, cognizant of, but not shackled by, past events.”

Not quite. If you forget something then by the very nature of forgetting you cannot be cognizant of the past.

Memory is important. Learning the lessons of past mistakes is something we have failed to do for thousands of years. Digital memory makes it easy to review past history and keep the lessons of mistakes past clearly in mind so that they can be accounted for this time around.

More importantly, this new ability to “remember” is vitally important for citizens. It is very easy for leaders and elected officials to gloss over past misdeeds. But now they can be held to account. Digital memory puts power in the hands of individual people and this is a very good thing.

It is true that one can be shackled by fear if one attempts to live in the past. But memory itself is not responsible for fear. Only the human heart and ignorance of the facts bring fear. Memory then serves to shine a light on the road traveled. It helps us to get our bearings on our current position in life. And helps us to define our next starting point for new action.

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