Curtain Raiser

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Short Memory & Data Overload, Colltalers

The digital technology explosion has given a boost to the U.S.’s self-appointed ‘leader of the world’ role . But that’s been quickly undermined by the dizzying multiplication of means to capture information, which have far outpaced any ability of processing it.
This collision of mere data collecting with its purpose has also widen the gap between what needs to be historically kept, and what gives meaning and relevance to our collective memory. The past week may have further enhanced this disconnect in the U.S.
Take last Wednesday’s revelation, for instance, that the Justice Department and Drug Enforcement Administration secretly collected billions of calls, anticipating in years the NSA’s even more massive surveillance program that mirrored it. But they did not prevent 9/11 from happening.
Or the 150th anniversary, on April 9th, of the end of the Civil War – by sheer number of casualties…

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2 Responses to “Curtain Raiser”

  1. 1 colltales April 13, 2015 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks for reblogging Colltales, and for your kind words, Uncle Yur. All the best,


  2. 2 ME and the Boss April 14, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Many salient points and yet to be politically correct
    the schools do not teach history, no matter who wrote it,
    because even the teachers do not want to get sued or
    rock the boat, they just want to just collect their paycheck
    and retire.
    Too many retirees do not support an economy,
    just ask Greece.
    What ever happened to the soap box ? ? ?
    We could go on forever, but we won’t,
    so let the next generation try to figure it out.
    Big Brother is watching, WHAT ? ? ?
    Have a great week … ME

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