The deluge of information has always been there. We've always had all this information, but we're starting to save it and understand it now. And even if we don't understand it, we can at least build representations of it. And even if we don't understand the numbers, we can understand that the numbers exist, and that they're huge. And that they define us. And maybe we can change a little understanding of the world, so that next time there's some kind of huge cultural damage approaching, we recognise that there is no one true history, one true answer to this kind of stuff; that all these arguments are valid and serious points; and that they need to be maintained.
James Bridle speaking about The Value of Ruins at this year's dConstruct.