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CHAPTER V

Potential Responses

If digital remembering may cause such profound consequences, how are we to react? In this chapter, I detail six possible responses aimed at preventing or mitigating the challenges of power and time posed by digital memory. The six responses differ, not just in substance but also to the extent we know whether they work or not. Two of them have been implemented in quite a number of societies. For them, we have relatively good (if qualitative) data on their effectiveness. The remaining ones have been proposed, but they have not been widely used. Therefore, my evaluation of them will have to be more speculative.

Digital Abstinence

This approach rests on the view that individuals play a central role in responding to digital ...

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