Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Social Networks

"The internet isn't written in pencil, Mark. It's written in ink"

Malleability of human memory is a double edged-sword. When the forces shaping it are authentic and pure, the value increases. The other edge often engenders afflictive emotion - or so it seems.

We and others have argued that identity as defined recently in the context of the connection machine (internet) is at or near the top of the abstraction pyramid.

And notable in this context is the idea that experience is recorded in great detail but sorted for later access based on our mind's reinforced abstractions. 

 It can be difficult (but not impossible) to correct less than optimal 'training' that makes access to newly available and relevant knowledge problematic.

"Old data, new paths?"

"Yes, basically. A foundation for creating wisdom. A path leading toward enlightenment."

© 2012 Buzz Hill

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