[ExI] Meditations on the million year mind.
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.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the extropy-chat