“I just do not understand why this moment needs to be Memorexed.”

Oftentimes people are often wary and suspicious of technology and it’s effect on disrupting our normal lives. People think it is eroding our culture and the importance of privacy. I think technology has just enhanced our need for bonding and sharing moments of our lives with others, that is at our core as humans. We want to preserve memories of our lives, remember the emotions and tell a story of who we are. The author articulates these thoughts beautifully.

The Belle Jar

One swelteringly grey day this past August my friend Nathan and I took the ferry to the Toronto Islands for a picnic. After we’d spread his blanket out on the sand and set up the food and wine, I asked him if I could take a picture.

“Yeah, sure, why not?”

Then he did a double take and frowned at my phone.

“Wait. Why are you asking me if you can take a picture of the baguette and cheese you just bought?”

“Because I want to take a picture of you with the food.”

“Uh, sure? I guess? But don’t post it on Facebook.”

He knew, of course, that that was exactly what I wanted to do. Posting inane shit on social media is my jam. Still, I went along with it and pretended that the thought had never crossed my mind. I snapped the picture and immediately put my…

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