Those Who Cannot Remember the Past are Condemned to Repeat it . . .

. . . And those who cannot remember where they left their keys are condemned to search for them.

There’s been a renaissance in the last few decades in memory. We human beings have been externalizing our memories to an increasing extent for centuries. Every advance in media — handwriting, cartography, movable type and printing, phonograph, typewriter, film, audiotape, word processing, videotape, web, mobile, etc. — has resulted in the loss of human memory abilities. We live, more or less, in …

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