Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The Fruit of the Digital Age: No Fruit

I am watching a PBS special on Mayan civilization, and I am struck by the fact that a the lack of permanent physical records of today's civilization means that it cannot be studied and understood by anthropologists even half as well as the Maya.

Then I realize that future anthropologists won't have any of a harder of time than we do. Truth in the Digital Age is a nose of wax that can and will be manipulated to serve the interests of the power structure.