Forgetting plays a central role in human decision-making. It lets us act in time, aware of, but not shackled by, past events. Once we have perfect memory, Borges suggests, we are no longer able to generalize and abstract, and so remain lost in the details of our past.
Because of digital technology and global networks, the norm of forgetting has shifted. Today, with the help of widespread technology, forgetting has become the exception, and remembering the default.
As professors John Palfry and Urs Gasser have detailed, disclosing one’s information – whether on Facebook status updates, personal blogs and comments, photos, friendships, and relationships, content preferences and identification, one’s geological location, or just short text updates – “tweets” – has become deeply embedded into the culture around the world.
The question now is do we want a future that is forever unforgiving because it is unforgetting? Continue Reading
Constantly hearing people talking about how UK should leave the European Union and not giving any reasons, has inspired this article.
- 1. Free trade – It stimulates cross-border competition, driving down prices and increasing productivity, and increases direct foreign investment in the UK. Most critically, membership remains crucial for Britain as a major trading nation:
“If the UK was not in the EU it would be on its own in a world of powerful regional trading blocs such as NAFTA, ASEAN or MERCOSUR…These large blocs would all have the advantages of large domestic markets in global trade negotiations, leaving the UK at a comparative disadvantage.” Continue Reading
Buying a property will probably be your biggest single investment, so it’s important to do it properly so you could enjoy yourself without experiencing any encumbrances, such as people that you have nothing in common knocking on your door and claiming rights to your property. The key is getting all the facts about a property early on so that you can make an informed decision about whether you want to buy. Continue Reading
Property is one of the UK’s most exciting and challenging business sectors, and is once again starting to attract new investment not only from institutions, property companies and funds but also from smaller organizations and private individuals. By its inherent nature and value, property can generate substantial returns but is equally capable of incurring substantial losses and even – for the inexperienced or poorly-advised investor – civil or criminal liability. Continue Reading
Taxation in the United Kingdom may involve payments to a minimum of two different levels of government: the central government (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) and local government. Central government revenues come primarily from income tax, National Insurance contributions, value added tax, corporation tax and fuel duty.Local government revenues come primarily from grants from central government funds, business rates in England and Wales, Council Tax and increasingly from fees and charges such as those from on-street parking. Continue Reading
There are other ways to protect your Intellectual Property than only relying on copyright law.
Intellectual Property (IP) covers a wide range of subjects and you may find that you can protect your idea by another right.
Companies House is responsible for company registration in Great Britain.
Company law is different from trade mark law. You cannot stop someone using a trade mark, which is the same or similar to yours, just by registering your name with Companies House.
We cannot guarantee that the name of a company accepted for registration at Companies House is acceptable by us as a registered trade mark.
The company name may not qualify as a trade mark because Continue Reading
International humanitarian law (IHL) is a set of rules which seek, for humanitarian reasons, to limit the effects of armed conflict. It protects persons who are not or are no longer participating in the hostilities and restricts the means and methods of warfare. International humanitarian law is part of the body of international law that governs relations between States. IHL aims to limit the effects of armed conflicts for humanitarian reasons. It aims to protect persons who are not or are no longer taking part in hostilities, the sick and wounded, prisoners and civilians, and to define the rights and obligations of the parties to a conflict in the conduct of hostilities.