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Digital legacy: Teaching the net to forget

Discussion in 'Science & Technology' started by qubit, May 9, 2011.

  1. qubit

    qubit Overclocked quantum bit

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    Is building in forgetfulness a good idea?

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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    I don't know really. IRL I write everything with ink because I feel the things I write are kinda... important in a way. Everything are expressions of the moment it's created so in a way it would be removing a legacy. I think no. I like the idea that it's all there if you're willing to dig for it.

    The problem is that people don't have any clues about privacy and what to share and what to keep to themselves/keep irl. But I think that will change in the future. The internet is still pretty young.
  3. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    No. Building in forgetfullness is a bad idea.
    People should consider the ramifications of what they send out to the rest of the world before they hit the "send" button.
    Otherwise they will never learn.
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    Whether it's a good idea or not, I don't see how it could ever be enforced. Anybody can crawl any website and archive what they find, so until we have one world govt, there's no way to enforce it.
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  5. wolf

    wolf Performance Enthusiast

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    Big +1 on that, exercise some frikken caution before posting pictures, information, hec even an email. some people that upload/post willy-nilly deserve to end up on 4chan.
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    wahdangun New Member

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    I think the most important thing is to educate people to be more responsible on the internet than making "forgetfull" internet. Maybe there should make a new class about internet responsibility in school?
  7. micropage7


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    i just wanna say if you forget something you couldnt learn a thing from it.
    but to keep all, i dont think we could handle such a much much data
    just make sure you write something that good and could influence anyone to be a better one.
    they dont need to know who you are but they should know what you have shared
    edit: i guess its more like philosophy than just techno thing

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