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When you are older, what will you have to remember your youth, when the text messages and emails have been deleted and your photo CDs can no longer be opened?
These days, it seems that everyone knows everything about us. Through Facebook, Twitter, and blogs, your friends and co-workers can learn about all the details of your life -- your emotions, your day-to-day experiences, and your thoughts and opinions. But what will your grandchildren know about your life? What will you have to pass on to them, to give them insight into your family, your experiences, and your life journey? When you are older, what will you have to remind yourself of your youth -- when the text messages and emails have long been deleted and your photo CDs can no longer be opened?
Because we are sharing so much of out lives digitally all of the time, we may not realize that we really aren’t “capturing” any of it for the future. We have all of our photos on our computers and share our thoughts on our blogs and Facebook, but unless you are one of the few people who actually print these out, they will all disappear when the technology changes. And it will. Maybe not in the next few years, but 50 years from now the technology will all be completely different. Even in the years since I’ve graduated from college, I can’t access any of my college papers that I kept on floppy disks. Technology changes, and along with it go all of your memories. This is why it is important to record your memories the old-fashioned way -- with pen on paper.
Originally posted by Kandinsky
If the record of our memories continues to be based on 'electro-data,' our memories can be altered!
I had no idea, I'm surprised by that.
Originally posted by Stewie
Did you know they are not teaching cursive writing in U.S. schools anymore?
Sounds harmless enough, but how will people sign their names? Don't you have to know how to write cursive to sign your name?
This is clearly a move away from the "individual" and to the "number".