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This may seem like a simple thought, but it's extremely profound when it comes down to it. It's something that I can't seem to get off my mind lately.

Throughout the course of Human evolution one of our biggest advancements has been how we record our history. In short, we have a better more detailed account of the realities of living the in the 1800's than we do for the 1200's or the 400's so on an so forth.

Now that we live in an age of ever developing technology, and our lives are being recorded more and more. History is no longer just a referenced assumption, it's fact. No longer will we will learn what happened through text and prose... but through video, in high definition for all to see. Through technology like portable HD camera's and google glass etc.... people won't have to ask the question of "What was it like to be alive in 2013?" ... they will simply look it up on youtube (or it's future equivalent).

The internet is not just a thinktank for now, it's a thinktank for later, and forever. The networking of the human experience through the internet will change the way we develop and evolve going forward.

Hopefully having such clarity on our past, will allow us to have more clarity in the future.

End Ramble.

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I`d agree with that largely it`s good to have this recording mechanism, but not sure what percentage of the content that`s on here is actually needed. For every gem that`s posted on YouTube or some blog, there`s countless `The Fox`, `Friday` and `Hobbits to Isengard` videos and more often than not, most of what we see just goes by the wayside.

In a related statement, I wish we weren`t living in the information age but in the knowledge age, in that there`s more stuff of lasting value that we can take in instead of being pelted by countless iotas of information that just bounce off of us.

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in some ways it will be easier, but there will also be a flood of misinformation. What you will read about in the future is waht we talk about today. Any political topic will be torpedoed by partisans pushing out their biased viewpoint. No one in the future will know who was right,

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Future people are going to think we were horny buggers given all the porn.

Along the same lines, if we're still here a thousand years from now, they will look back and wonder what the heck was wrong with people and how did we not go extinct...

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Along the same lines, if we're still here a thousand years from now, they will look back and wonder what the heck was wrong with people and how did we not go extinct...

They will be laughing about how we were so backward as to believe in a magic man in the sky. In much the same way as we today laugh at how people in the past believed in trolls and fairies.

Seriously though they will remember the 20th century as the century of the great wars and the dawn of the computer age. Consumerist society will be long gone and they will find it hard to imagine what it was like to create so much waste and destroy so much of the worlds resources for so little gain.

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Republicans and Christians are the obvious choices in the US, but certainly plenty of people and groups like to focus on the misinformation that's also available now on the historical level of documentation.

Ummm.... Democrats and atheists also manipulate data/history for their own ends.

Anyone with something to gain will abuse history/data/facts regardless of political/religious/ideological affiliation.

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Republicans and Christians are the obvious choices in the US, but certainly plenty of people and groups like to focus on the misinformation that's also available now on the historical level of documentation.

What do a few delusionals have to with the facts?

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could you guys imagine future generations looking through the trash data heap of unpurged YouTube files and using them as representations of early 2000s culture? jesus.

if it weren't for music, movie trailers, and animal videos, i'd never even look at youtube. future generations, if you read this: makeup haul videos and halfbaked commentary from sxephil are not as culturally relevant as the high view count suggests

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Police eyewitness reports have confirmed that 2 people can stand side by side watch the same event and give totally different conflicting reports. On top of this researchers have claimed that we do not actually see what we are looking at , we see what our brains are programmed to see.

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