Posts Tagged ‘magic’

Thought Recorder

October 7, 2008

While I was trying to figure out a way to remind myself to do stuff, finally settling on sending messages to my email that are automatically sorted to a to-do folder, I had a thought…

What if you had a system where instead of having to whip out the phone/notepad to write a note down to remind yourself to do something, you had an implant that worked much more like a hard drive than your brain’s memory storage–exactly accurate even for very long-term storage?

This way, just by thinking about storing your thought into your hard drive implant, you’d do it–and just thinking about retrieving it, you’d do that too. You’d never forget important information like birthdays, anniversaries, passwords, and things you have to get done today. You’d never forget those hard-to-remember words. Tests would become obsolete, because you could store all the information you’d need on your hard drive (depending on the storage space–but I’m guessing at this point in our future, we’d be able to have trillion-terabyte drives or more, so that won’t be a problem)

Oh wow…I just thought of something. What if you could use this to wirelessly send information between you and another user with the hard drive?
You’d basically be using telepathy.

Wow. Arthur C. Clarke was absolutely right, wasn’t he, when he said that “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic”?