An Atlas of the Clouds

“Jason Hill, professor of philosophy at the College of Liberal Art and Social Sciences at DePaul University, has coined the term “the right to forget where one is from”. In his book Becoming a Cosmopolitan: What it Means to be a Human Being in the New Millennium, he suggested that embracing forgetfulness “dispenses with the… Continue reading An Atlas of the Clouds

Google Is Being Forced To Censor The History Of Merrill Lynch — And That Should Terrify You

“The European Union’s new law giving people a “right to be forgotten,” which requires Google to remove links to information about them, is having exactly the effect its critics predicted: It is censoring the internet, giving new tools that help the rich and powerful (and ordinary folk) hide negative information about them, and letting criminals… Continue reading Google Is Being Forced To Censor The History Of Merrill Lynch — And That Should Terrify You

How to Become Virtually Immortal : The New Yorker

“We all pass away sooner or later, leaving only a few memories behind for family, friends and humanity—and eventually we are all forgotten,” the Web site reads. “But what if you could be remembered forever?” – How to Become Virtually Immortal : The New Yorker

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“A year before his 1832 death, Bentham wrote a treatise on “Auto-Icon, or Farther Uses of the Dead to the Living” in which he anticipated halls filled with the embalmed bodies of famous and distinguished people.” – http://ift.tt/MYsIOX