[ExI] Meditations on the million year mind.

Adrian Tymes atymes at gmail.com
Wed Oct 9 15:38:06 UTC 2013

A couple thoughts:

As is, the human brain forgets over time, preserving only those memories it
deems important.  Perhaps that is its way of dealing with living for a
longer time than it can store?  There are eidetic memories, but they are an
exception - and perhaps an order of magnitude better at storing info, such
that they could store every detail over half a century vs. the average
human's half a decade (or so) of moments.  Still inadequate for 5,000
years, but a similar technique could be adopted.

Cryonics/plastination is a gamble, in case uploading (or coalescence, as
you suggest) is not available before we die.  Not all gambles pay off - but
not all gambles don't.
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