The responsibility of recording historical information is often consigned to historians and trusted individuals whose superior knowledge and experience enable them to remember and interpret huge collections of facts for the benefit of society.
A significant problem with relying on historians for recording knowledge about our past is their tendency to interpret things based on their cultural norms and personal insights, often revealing their own bias and conclusions. Some of the factors that cloud historians thinking about past events include generalization, myths and mythology, conspiracy theories, Eurocentrism, and nationalism. Because of these reasons, we have a current history that is riddled with holes and inaccuracies. This creates a considerable gulf between truthful, coherent history and what is known as ‘popular history’ allowing some people to twist history the way they want it to meet their own needs. Popular history is often simplified, distorted and filled with obvious villains or fulfilling resolutions. Real history, on the hand, is more rigorous and coherently written based on evidence that seeks to examine historical sources, though the shape it should take is flexible and open to debate.
How history is recorded has a significant influence on our understanding of historical events, and view of the world. First off, conflicting historical narratives of events create distortions that hinder our appreciation of the distinctiveness of historical experiences. For history to be effective at teaching us valuable lessons about the past, it has to be written and recorded as accurately as possible. That way, the general public can have confidence in historians to tell an unfettered, impartial and objective truth about current and future events.
Luckily, for those who take a keen interest in documenting historical events, history is open to all, regardless of experience or credentials. This means that we can all participate in writing and recording history not only for our own benefit, but also for future generations. By harnessing the power of “wisdom of masses” we can foster accurate recording of current events and future history to ensure the authenticity of historical information.
Giving everyone the power to participate in recording history is the mission of Historia. We have built a decentralized database committed to preserving the original account of global history. It allows anyone with clear proof of an accurate historical event to upload their case to the Historia blockchain for a review that will be analyzed by a diverse, globally distributed pool of voters. Thanks to Historia, people from all over the world are able to actively record and preserve historical facts as they happen, the way they happened.
More specifically, Historia employs blockchain technology to decentralize the recording of current events from the few to the many, providing an immutable log to history and a platform to combat censorship, manipulation, and deletion. This is critical in enhancing accountability and transparency as well as collaboration among all participants.
Now everyone can take an active stance in writing and preserving history, without restriction or fear of persecution.
Join Historia blockchain today and become part of a growing community of history gatekeepers.
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