“‘And the continuing democratization of memory can only accelerate the obsolescence of history as we once understood it. History has been revealed as a fluid intellectual construct, susceptible to revisionism, in which a set of individuals with access to a large database dominates another set with less access. The age-old notion of “knowledge is power” is overturned when all memory is copy-and-paste-able ­ knowledge becomes wisdom, and creativity and intelligence, previously thwarted by lack of access to new ideas, can flourish.’”

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