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Vannevar Bush's As We May Think

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Vannevar Bush was one of the leaders on the Manhattan Project which developed the atomic bomb. For scientists and engineers, the Second World War was a time of discovery and mass technological and theoretical advancement. In article “as we may think”, Bush emphasises on the idea of extending the human memory and the human ability to catalogue, categorize, and recollect the totality of human information. He states: “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” With the ability to preserve information far beyond the
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