Archives for posts with tag: thinkaboutthat
This is the dilemma of being a cyborg: It???s not just that everything we once committed to memory we now store externally on devices that crash or become obsolete or are rendered temporarily inaccessible due to lack of coverage. And it???s not that we spend a lot of time storing, organizing, pruning and maintaining our access to it all. It???s that we???re collectively engaged in a mass conversion of what we used to call, variously, records, accounts, entries, archives, registers, collections, keepsakes, catalogs, testimonies and memories into, simply, data.The Dilemma of Being a Cyborg – NYTimes.com

hmmm…

Tags , , , , , ,
Categories Uncategorized

Edward Tenner: Unintended consequences

September 8, 2011 //

“Chaos happens, let’s make better use of it.” So much truth in this TED talk and some fascinating examples of unintended consequences throughout history.

“Every new invention changes the world — in ways both intentional and unexpected. Historian Edward Tenner tells stories that illustrate the under-appreciated gap between our ability to innovate and our ability to foresee the consequences.”

See more at TED.com HERE!

Tags , , , , , ,
Categories Uncategorized