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Virtual Clinic to Treat Stresses of War

Healing Center Launched in Second Life – The popular virtual world Second Life is now home to a center that helps soldiers deal with the stresses of war, according to a report in the New York Times. “The healing center…has a big lodge, where people can spend time and talk with each other, anonymously if they prefer. They can sit around a fireplace, play games in the game room or relax on a deck next to a waterfall. They can climb a tower, where they will meet a historical warrior who tells them stories about his life. There are also real-world interactions in the virtual world. A…

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The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age

Professor Viktor Mayer-Schönberger’s new book, ‘Delete – The Virtue of Forgetting in the Digital Age’ raises some interesting concerns…namely – do we really need to remember all that? Do you need to remember the breakfast you had last week, or the week before that, or every week since you began eating breakfast?

Mayer-Schönberger believes there is a range of social concerns connected to the fact that our technology is remembering every little detail, all the time. Join Metanomics host Robert Bloomfield as he interviews Professor Mayer-Schönberger on November 11, 2009 at 12pm PST to discuss the value of forgetting. The conversation will center around privacy, contextualization and other issues surrounding our increasingly digital lives.

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