By Abby Smith Rumsey
In When we're not more Abby Smith Rumsey explores human reminiscence from pre-history to the current to make clear the grand problem dealing with our world--the abundance of knowledge and shortage of human awareness. Tracing the tale from cuneiform capsules and papyrus scrolls, to movable kind, books, and the beginning of the Library of Congress, Rumsey weaves a compelling narrative that explores how people have handled the matter of an excessive amount of details all through our heritage, and certainly how we'd start clear up an analogous challenge for our electronic destiny. Serving as a choice to attention, When we're No More explains why information garage isn't really reminiscence; why forgetting is step one in the direction of remembering; and peculiarly, why reminiscence is set the longer term, no longer the past.
"If we are pondering 1,000 years, 3,000 years forward sooner or later, we need to ask ourselves, how can we protect the entire bits that we'd like that allows you to adequately interpret the electronic gadgets we create? we're nonchalantly throwing all of our info into what may turn into a knowledge black gap with no understanding it." --Vint Cerf, leader Evangelist at Google, at a press convention in February, 2015.
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