Short story about technology taking over

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short story about technology taking over

The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling by Ted Chiang

A journalist in the future explores the advantages and disadvantages of living with the wetware known as Remem. Remem monitors your conversation for references to past events, and then displays video of that event in the lower left corner of your field of vision. If you say “remember dancing the conga at that wedding?”, Remem will bring up the video. If the person you’re talking to says “the last time we were at the beach,” Remem will bring up the video.

The journalist explores his own life through Remem, while looking at how language impacted a tribe in Tivland.

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An Inspirational Story about Technology

As part of our celebration of Short Story Month this year, we are studying the ways in which fiction grapples with technology—be it twitter, imagined futures populated by robots, or the unexpected power of the emoji.
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