“How will personal transformations be achieved in this era of persistent and vivid reference points from the past? I see these transformations as an integral and necessary part of going through life, a part of creating new selves as one matures, learns, and acquires new life experiences. What tools and practices will we develop to shed the old reference points as a part of such transformations? In other words, what is the new equivalent of the old shoebox or cobwebbed attic in the Internet era?”
In a BoingBoing guest blog, Marina Gorbis, executive director of the Institute for the Future, discusses the personal transformations everyone goes through as they age, and how in the new age of connectivity, these former selves sometimes come back to haunt us.