The philosophers discuss crafting your personal legend, nostalgia, and the pitfalls there in.
The discussion slips over to asking is documentation a good thing and should accuracy be more important to us than narrative? The guys debate whether or not accuracy can be a “Bad” thing.
The philosophers ponder the question “Could inaccuracy make things worse as much as better”?
The discussion turns to our memories and whether the act of mis-remembering allows us to remake who we are? Sean asks if our memories capture emotional and mental elements that can’t be caught by documentation? The question is raised in response does the presentation of such documentation effect our ability to ignore it? The guys tackle the tricky landscape of the intersections of advertising and documentation. And ask are we making a choice to be documented for vanity or is it just expected of us? Bruce wonders if there is a real social cost to not participating in the documentation economy of social media and Professor metal tells us how to cure nostalgia. Some discussion of whether or not we interesting enough to be documented at this level? The Philosophers ponder if more data is always better than less? We come full circle to ask; Isn’t the act of choosing what to preserve also a form of intentional history editing? And the guys close up shop with some discourse on what perpetual documentation means for the future of politics.
In his “Last Word” Sean questions if we aren’t becoming a society of digital hoarders? He talks a little about the right to be forgotten and leaves us to question if our behavior dictates the technology that will be or does the technology dictate our behavior?
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