05 February 2010

Memory is kinder. It forgets

The Times article on researchers electronically recording everything about their lives freaks me. One of the kindest things about daily memory is it doesn't remember everything. We remember enough to tell ourselves the story of our lives. If we had access to a complete (electronic) memory, that story would change. For the better? I wouldn't risk it. Neurotic obsession with self and reconstructing self. And then there's the issue of privacy--who else could access your electronic memory? Memory is a key component of self.

[Link came via Mind Hacks]

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