Thursday, January 27, 2011

Daily Question: Thursday 1/27/10

Will a "hypertext" world make us more accepting of cyclic history? 
     First of all, a "hypertext" world is a "method of storing data through a computer program that allows a user to create and link fields of information at will and to retrieve the data non sequentially." ( This means a world that stores all of its history in computers and lets people access their information on their own whenever they want in an unordered way. I don't think that a hypertext world will make us more accepting of cyclic history because because it doesn't matter how or where the facts are, it matters how the events happen. Cyclic history is theory that dictates that the major forces that motivate human actions return in a cycle ( Even if people recorded everything in computer form, it would not change the way events happened. For instance, if there was a war, according to cyclic history, there would be another war within the cycle. If we had a hypertext world, it may be easier to access and learn about history, but it wouldn't make a difference for Cyclic, Hegelian, Linear, or Vortex History. All of these forms of history could be displayed in a hypertext way.

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