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Memories of the 28th Century

Miscellaneous thoughts about miscellaneous matters

  1. Works in Progress

    by , 02-21-2019 at 07:39 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    From time to time, people ask me what I am writing, and I usually refuse to comment, and sometimes I tell why, and I did that today.

    The reason is simple, many stories have one good telling, so I better get it written while I can. A number of years ago I thought of a great story, and I went through and thought out every bit of it from opening to dialogue to the ending. One evening, before I wrote it down I told some friends the story in all details that I could think of. They all ...
  2. Photography and Memory Problems

    by , 07-22-2015 at 05:39 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    We have known for many years that photography is related to memory deficiencies, but it has not been demonstrated whether photography is the cause of defective memory, or if it is a result of having a defective memory, specifically an attempt to fill in for a natural memory, and it is possible that it varies from case to case.

    It must be a pleasant surprise to people who canít remember much that there are devices to allow them to save images of persons, things, places, and events ...
  3. Photography, a Symptom of Dementia?

    by , 08-20-2014 at 01:28 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    Photography, a Symptom of Dementia


    There was a convention of photographers near here recently. It spurred me to think more about the mental aberration that causes people to take photographs, but even after considering the matter, I am not certain exactly why people engage in that behavior, but there probably are several reasons.

    The clearest rationale for photography is that photographers have poor memories. If they had good memories, then they wouldnít even ...
  4. Remember?

    by , 12-31-2013 at 05:43 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
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    Memory is strange. The human memory isnít completely analogous with computer hard drives, but there is a lot of similarity. The biggest difference is that we canít tell whether our memories are accurate. But with magnetic memory we canít tell whether the data was accurately recorded; although errors in the actual memory are usually obvious. There may be errors in our memories, but the brain plasters those over with something, so we canít tell whether there was an error or something else ...