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Viktor Mayer-Schönberger on the Virtues of Forgetting

It’s clear that Facebook and Myspace have changed the way we remember. Birth dates are posted, contact information unnecessary, and photographs plentiful. But the Internet has also changed the way we forget, argues Viktor Mayer-Schönberger, author of Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age. He stopped by Zócalo to chat about why forgetting is just as important as remembering, why the Internet makes it harder to forget, and what we might do about it.

*Photo courtesy M i x y.


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