[ExI] Superior Autobiographical Memory

Max More max at maxmore.com
Sun Jun 26 18:49:05 UTC 2011

I wish I had seen this. My autobiographical memory seems to be particulary
weak. I've learned to compensate by keeping written notes of events, because
I know that I'm likely to forget them otherwise -- unless they are extremely
vivid. For instance, Spike and others were recently talking about some
eminent people who attended an Extro conference, yet I have NO memory of

I consider this a major disability and it makes me sad.

I have very pictures from childhood, so very few memory cues. Things have
improved over the years as photos and other forms of information about
events have become ever more prolific and convenient.

Does anyone else here have the sense that their memory of past events is
particularly poor?


On Sun, Jun 26, 2011 at 10:46 AM, Kelly Anderson <kellycoinguy at gmail.com>wrote:

> Did anyone else catch the 60 minutes story on superior
> autobiographical memory? These people (very rare) can remember details
> about very nearly every day of their life since their early teen
> years. If the genetic roots of this can be understood, that might
> become something that a lot of people might choose for their children.
> Humanity+ indeed. I figured we would have to wait for implants to see
> this kind of performance, but perhaps not.
> -Kelly
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