Digital Revolution

Socrates worried that the development of writing and relying on the written word would result in us ceasing to exercise our memory ( as knowledge used to only be carried in our heads) and become forgetful.

The invention of Gutenberg’s printing press in the 15th Century made people worry it would lead to “intellectual laziness”, undermining the work of scholars.

What about the digital revolution?

Does “democratized culture” mean better art, film music and literature or is true talent flooded by mediocrity?

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