We take global communication as a matter of course today. Not long ago, messages had to be written on physical media to arrive only after being carried across oceans and mountains. Since then, we have seen the telegram come and go. Now, with the Internet and the smart phone, we receive endless news and personal texts as if time and space do not matter.
We even wake up to applications waiting to tell us what we missed while we were asleep.
What this Brave New World costs the individual is being paid too speedily for him to recognise. Not all information can be digitised, but enough can be, and so we leave it as that. And whatever analogue data we lose, we take as necessary forfeiture.
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