December 21, 2020
Forgetting is our super power. Our reality is built on assumptions. We agree on certain assumptions and thee bind us into a social cohesion, so we acknowledge the expected outcome and have similar disappointments where the assumptions fail. One assumption in the modern world, the world of computers and digital records, is that the delete action removes all trace of a record. It doesn’t and this was always a lie, a convenient mis-truth to calm noisy voices that demand their rights. We assume that storage devices have the same ability to forget as any basic human has who assumes ignorance.