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When we put a picture on Facebook, buy something on Amazon or search for something using Google, that very personal information remains available to prying eyes in perpetuity. The Internet never forgets anything. Inquiry’s guest tonight believes that is a very unnatural and dangerous development. VIKTOR MAYER-SCHÖNBERGER, currently the director of the Information and Innovation Policy Centre at the National University of Singapore’s Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. His latest book DELETE: THE VIRTUE OF FORGETTING IN THE DIGITAL AGE describes how the digital age is denying us the human act of forgetting. What will happen to society when everything we post is recorded and available on-line throughout our lives? Is there something we can do to change this Orwellian state of affairs? Tune in to Inquiry and find out.