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What's Happening? - Memory
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Halcyon Impacts 1 November 2016

In his "end of remembering", Joshua Foer argued that once upon a time remembering was everything, whereas, today, we have mountains of documents, the web and smartphones to store our memories. Foer asks: how can we adapt to a new reality in which most memories are stored outside the brain?

On Jean-Paul Sartre

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Are we "condemned" to be free, as Sartre would seem at first glance to have it, or is such freedom more, as he would perhaps really contend, an opportunity staring us in the face if only we'd pay attention?

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What to do with too much information is the great riddle of our time - Theodore Zeldin

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The need to diet, which we know so well in relation to food, and which runs so contrary to our natural impulse, is something we now have to relearn in relation to knowledge, people and ideas. We require periods of fast in the life of our minds no less than in that of our bodies - Alain de Botton, http://theschooloflife.typepad.com/the_school_of_life/2010/03/alain-de-…

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The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself - Henry Miller

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Only by combining data stored deep within our brains can we forge new ideas. No amount of magpie assemblage can compensate for this slow, synthetic creativity. Hyperlinks and overstimulation mean the brain must give most of its attention to short-term decisions. Little makes it through the fragile transfer into deeper processing - The Economist, http://www.economist.com/node/16423330?story_id=16423330&fsrc=scn/tw/te…

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If a man reads very hard... he will have little time for thought - Robert Louis Stevenson

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I was at inbox zero at 11:40am, after answering 210 emails. Now, at 21:55, 84 unread emails. FFS! Prometheus had it easy - David McCandless, http://twitter.com/mccandelish

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Attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity - Simone Weil