What Effect Would TOTALLY Perfect Memory Have?

Schaeffer schaeffr at escape.ca
Sun Sep 15 08:40:01 EST 1996


In article <1996Sep5.113321.27119 at jarvis.cs.toronto.edu> emc at madrox (Eric Manshun Choi) writes:
>From: emc at madrox (Eric Manshun Choi)
>Subject: What Effect Would TOTALLY Perfect Memory Have?
>Date: 5 Sep 96 15:33:21 GMT

Maybe we already do have the ability to remember everything. We could be 
exerting considerable energy to the elimination of excess information, or to 
the sorting and secondary storage process. Making sense of the environment 
uses most energy. We live not in a real world but in a model constructed out 
of select details. We select details that make sense and that don't make us 
feel too uncomfortable.

--Don Schaeffer
   Measurement for Human Resources
   Winnipeg




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