The 140th issue of Doha Magazine, issued by the Ministry of Culture and Sports this month, discusses the subject of human memory in the light of technological development in a special section.
In the article 'I cannot remember tomorrow', writer Mohamed al-Idrisi states that the loss of memory is costing people their future.
Furthermore, the magazine has translated a dialogue with Dr Francis Ostash, a neuroscientist, on the impact of technology in the future in the form of memory, which stresses the need to protect human memory, in addition to the subject of the fragility of memory in time of speed and image. It also features writer Mohamed Marwan's interest in most cultures over the ages to glorify memory not as evidence of genius and intelligence but only as a moral duty.
Editor-in-Chief Faleh Hussain al-Hajri's editorial titled "Arab Youth and Development," he emphasises that youth are the main driver of the future of development and its pillars, noting Qatar's efforts in supporting youth to be effective in local development. Therefore, he suggests the need to involve youth in all sectors.
The magazine also raises many cultural topics in its new issue and gives its readers the MirrorMaker poem, which is a poetic anthology of Colombian poet Juan Manuel Rocca, translated by Khalid al-Risouni.