Archive for the ‘Viktor Mayer-Schönberger’ Category

Mayer-Schonberger, Viktor. ‘The Role of Remembering and the Importance of Forgetting’ Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age (Princeton, Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2009) 16-49 p.17 Contrary to popular belief that we only use a small fraction of our brain’s power, the entire network of neurons and synapses is active in healthy human beings. But […]


Mayer-Schönberger, Viktor. ‘Failing to forget the “Drunken Pirate”‘ Delete: The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age (Princeton, Oxford: Princeton University Press, 2009) 1-15 p.11 What we sense is the demise of forgetting, and a fundamental shift to the default of remembering. [discussion of Panopticon, ‘a prison in which guards could watch prisoners without prisoners knowing whether […]