Today, when we look at the world, we basically see what’s there: We see reality. This will soon change. Several sophisticated technologies that amplify each other are all simultaneously reaching maturity: augmented reality, computer vision, natural language processing, semantic scene understanding, and artificial intelligence. We’re reaching a turning point where these technologies will alter the reality we perceive.
Richard MacManus' essay juxtaposes Clive James' cultural heritage with digital media preservation (via Jeremy Cherfas):
We can certainly blame the algorithms of Big Tech for burying the past, but we must also apportion some of the blame on the software used to build websites – often developed by those same corporations.
The Web changes fast and history has shown it’s not always kind to the recent past.