oh for the olden days when we were wrong and happy

Posted on January 3rd, 2014 by Scraps.
Categories: Badness, Memory, Stuff.

I know that every generation goes through their time of trouble when we realize that the world is different now, but really:

I've recounted more wrong "memories" than most, but that comes with having a lot up there in the first place! . . . The world will be a lot sadder place when people stop letting their mind run with their memory and instead (as too many colleagues are starting to do) start "verifying" everything with their smart phones, as opposed to just letting the conversation and the mental connections rip.

The next generation of phones will come with information-blockers, so people who want to can have their conversations artificially hindered by argument-enhancers, or "stoned phones".

2 comments.

Vicki

Comment on January 3rd, 2014.

That sounds a bit like the complaints about literacy as being bad for memory.

I also wonder whether that's a comment coming from someone whose unaided memory is better than mine: those of us who honestly don't know how many years we've known someone, or which event came after which other, have been either doing without or using other forms of reminders for a long time, and portability helps.

Scraps

Comment on January 3rd, 2014.

Yes.

He was sort of apologizing for getting his facts wrong.

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