Shipwrecks, Memory, Technology and Forgetting

Our shared future is built from our collective past every bit as much as is this present moving moment. Even as the technological juggernaut of contemporary civilisation endlessly accelerates around us, we rarely find time to gaze long and deep into this collective past through the many artefacts, entities and cultural systems that came before us. Is the cost of high-frequency technological acceleration measured in the ways our experience of lived cultural memory tends to shrink into ever-smaller apertures of time? What does this say of a future in which change becomes so rapid that memory and history have shrunk into a near instantaneous blur of change without substance, depth or time reflect and remember where we all came from?

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