[ExI] face recognition app: phony people people

Kelly Anderson kellycoinguy at gmail.com
Thu Jan 16 21:02:48 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jan 15, 2014 at 3:54 PM, Ben <bbenzai at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Yes, exactly.  I'd use this, and wouldn't try to hide it.

Trying to hide it would make you look like an ass. Nobody will want or need
to hide it after a while.

> I'd be up-front about the fact that I'm using technology to help me
> remember people's names and information about them.  Being in a job that
> exposes me to very many people each year that I will probably meet again
> months or years later, I think it's entirely reasonable for me to take
> advantage of something like this.  I'd go further than what Kelly says:
>  After it's been around a while, people you met 8 months ago will be upset
> that you don't remember their names (and details of conversations you had
> with them), and will wonder why you haven't bothered to use technology to
> help you do that.  The "Oh, yes, I'm terrible with names too!" conversation
> will be a thing of the past.

That will be nice. Then you can talk about something more important like
"How are you?" "I'm fine!" Think of all the time it will save... LOL

> Spike wrote:
> >Those who use those devices will in a sense
> >be trying to fool us.  Someone you haven't seen in a long time who you
> only
> >met once will come up, "Well, it's Kelly Anderson." and you will respond
> >LIE!
> I don't think so, Spike.  You're assuming that the phenomenon of
> remembering details about people will continue to have the same emotional
> meaning it has now.  I don't think it will.

This is a REALLY good point. I'm still amazed by someone who can multiply 4
digit numbers in their head, but I also wonder why anyone would want to
spend the time getting good at that any more. We are adaptive and put our
brains to use doing the things that we think will get us the most gain.
Remembering names will cease to be one of those things, just like math and
having thousands of facts at our fingertips through rote memorization (that
used to be BIG).

> >We won't like each other as much
> We'll just measure how much we like each other in different ways, that's
> all.

Ditto! I think you hit this one just right Ben. Spike is a caveman on
alternate Tuesdays. ;-)

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