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The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

  • Author: Viktor Mayer-Schonberger
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 1400831288
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 256
  • View: 3622
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Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen consequences as well. Potentially humiliating content on Facebook is enshrined in cyberspace for future employers to see. Google remembers everything we've searched for and when. The digital realm remembers what is sometimes better forgotten, and this has profound implications for us all. In Delete, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger traces the important role that forgetting has played throughout human history, from the ability to make sound decisions unencumbered by the past to the possibility of second chances. The written word made it possible for humans to remember across generations and time, yet now digital technology and global networks are overriding our natural ability to forget--the past is ever present, ready to be called up at the click of a mouse. Mayer-Schönberger examines the technology that's facilitating the end of forgetting--digitization, cheap storage and easy retrieval, global access, and increasingly powerful software--and describes the dangers of everlasting digital memory, whether it's outdated information taken out of context or compromising photos the Web won't let us forget. He explains why information privacy rights and other fixes can't help us, and proposes an ingeniously simple solution--expiration dates on information--that may. Delete is an eye-opening book that will help us remember how to forget in the digital age.

Delete

Delete

The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

  • Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • ISBN: 9781400838455
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 272
  • View: 1219
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Delete looks at the surprising phenomenon of perfect remembering in the digital age, and reveals why we must reintroduce our capacity to forget. Digital technology empowers us as never before, yet it has unforeseen consequences as well. Potentially humiliating content on Facebook is enshrined in cyberspace for future employers to see. Google remembers everything we've searched for and when. The digital realm remembers what is sometimes better forgotten, and this has profound implications for us all. In Delete, Viktor Mayer-Schönberger traces the important role that forgetting has played throughout human history, from the ability to make sound decisions unencumbered by the past to the possibility of second chances. The written word made it possible for humans to remember across generations and time, yet now digital technology and global networks are overriding our natural ability to forget--the past is ever present, ready to be called up at the click of a mouse. Mayer-Schönberger examines the technology that's facilitating the end of forgetting--digitization, cheap storage and easy retrieval, global access, and increasingly powerful software--and describes the dangers of everlasting digital memory, whether it's outdated information taken out of context or compromising photos the Web won't let us forget. He explains why information privacy rights and other fixes can't help us, and proposes an ingeniously simple solution--expiration dates on information--that may. Delete is an eye-opening book that will help us remember how to forget in the digital age.

Learning with Big Data

Learning with Big Data

The Future of Education

  • Author: Viktor Mayer-Schönberger,Kenneth Cukier
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0544355504
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 60
  • View: 4810
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Homework assignments that learn from students. Courses tailored to fit individual pupils. Textbooks that talk back. This is tomorrow’s education landscape, thanks to the power of big data. These advances go beyond the much-discussed rise of online courses. As the New York Times-bestselling authors of Big Data explain, the truly fascinating changes are actually occurring in how we measure students’ progress and how we can use that data to improve education for everyone, in real time, both on- and offline. Learning with Big Data offers an eye-opening, insight-packed tour through these new trends, for educators, administrators, and readers interested in the latest developments in business and technology.

Media and Memory

Media and Memory

  • Author: Joanne Garde-Hansen
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 0748688889
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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Covers the variety of complex ways that media engage with memory.

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection: an Element of Choice

Computers, Privacy and Data Protection: an Element of Choice

  • Author: Serge Gutwirth,Yves Poullet,Paul De Hert,Ronald Leenes
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9789400706415
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 457
  • View: 2826
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This timely interdisciplinary work on current developments in ICT and privacy/data protection, coincides as it does with the rethinking of the Data Protection Directive, the contentious debates on data sharing with the USA (SWIFT, PNR) and the judicial and political resistance against data retention. The authors of the contributions focus on particular and pertinent issues from the perspective of their different disciplines which range from the legal through sociology, surveillance studies and technology assessment, to computer sciences. Such issues include cutting-edge developments in the field of cloud computing, ambient intelligence and PETs; data retention, PNR-agreements, property in personal data and the right to personal identity; electronic road tolling, HIV-related information, criminal records and teenager's online conduct, to name but a few.

English Studies: The State of the Discipline, Past, Present, and Future

English Studies: The State of the Discipline, Past, Present, and Future

  • Author: N. Gildea,H. Goodwyn,M. Kitching,H. Tyson
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137478055
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 130
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An accessible and wide-ranging consideration of concerns facing English Studies in its surrounding context of the university and society. The contributors to this volume seek to trace, in the face of current challenges, historical and contemporary debates surrounding English Studies.

Digital Mosaic

Digital Mosaic

Media, Power, and Identity in Canada

  • Author: David Taras
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442608897
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 352
  • View: 6726
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Digital Media has transformed the way Canadians socialize and interact, conduct business, experience culture, fight political battles, and acquire knowledge. Traditional media, including newspapers and conventional TV networks, remain the primary link to Canada's political sphere but are under concerted attack. YouTube, blogs, online broadcasting, Facebook, and Twitter have opened new and exciting avenues of expression but offer little of the same "nation-building glue" as traditional media. Consequently, Canada is experiencing a number of overlapping crises simultaneously: a crisis in news and journalism, threats to the survival of the media system as a whole, and a decline in citizen engagement. In Digital Mosaic, David Taras both embraces and challenges new media by arguing that these coinciding crises bring exciting opportunities as well as considerable dangers to democratic life and citizen engagement in Canada.

Smarter Than You Think

Smarter Than You Think

How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better

  • Author: Clive Thompson
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101638710
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 352
  • View: 7836
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A revelatory and timely look at how technology boosts our cognitive abilities—making us smarter, more productive, and more creative than ever It’s undeniable—technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding “yes.” In Smarter Than You Think, Thompson shows that every technological innovation—from the written word to the printing press to the telegraph—has provoked the very same anxieties that plague us today. We panic that life will never be the same, that our attentions are eroding, that culture is being trivialized. But, as in the past, we adapt—learning to use the new and retaining what is good of the old. Smarter Than You Think embraces and extols this transformation, presenting an exciting vision of the present and the future. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Big Data

Big Data

The Essential Guide to Work, Life and Learning in the Age of Insight

  • Author: Viktor Mayer-Schonberger,Kenneth Cukier
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 1848547935
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
  • View: 9506
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New and expanded edition. An International Bestseller - Over One Million Copies Sold! Shortlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. Since Aristotle, we have fought to understand the causes behind everything. But this ideology is fading. In the age of big data, we can crunch an incomprehensible amount of information, providing us with invaluable insights about the what rather than the why. We're just starting to reap the benefits: tracking vital signs to foresee deadly infections, predicting building fires, anticipating the best moment to buy a plane ticket, seeing inflation in real time and monitoring social media in order to identify trends. But there is a dark side to big data. Will it be machines, rather than people, that make the decisions? How do you regulate an algorithm? What will happen to privacy? Will individuals be punished for acts they have yet to commit? In this groundbreaking and fascinating book, two of the world's most-respected data experts reveal the reality of a big data world and outline clear and actionable steps that will equip the reader with the tools needed for this next phase of human evolution.

Memory and Theory in Eastern Europe

Memory and Theory in Eastern Europe

  • Author: Uilleam Blacker,Alexander Etkind
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137322063
  • Category: History
  • Page: 279
  • View: 7189
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It is the aim of this volume to investigate how academic practices of Memory Studies are being applied, adapted, and transformed in the countries of East-Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. It affords a new, startlingly different perspective for scholars of both Eastern European history and Memory Studies.