After carefully reading and examining Vannevar Bush’s “As We May Think,” I came to a passage I had not given much importance to at a first read basis, but at a second glance really stuck with me.
“Science has provided the swiftest communication between individuals; it has provided a record of ideas and has enabled man to manipulate and to make extracts from that record so that knowledge evolves and endures throughout the life of a race rather than that of an individual.”
This passage is incredibly meaningful in itself because it captures much of the essence of the article. If we think about it, the world we live in today is much different than the one we read about in history books 60 years ago. The world keeps progressing and technology keeps making major advances to better help us. Science is a necessary element in the need to keep up with knowledge and to be able to use it later. Science has made grand discoveries that have helped us as human beings. We have passed down almost everything and that has helped us maintain many ideologies and standards of living. This passage is especially great because it makes you think that without communication amongst ourselves we may not be where we are at today and the relevant topics of interest that we talk about may not be the same. And that, everything may just, just be different.