lonely, but that's only from the standpoint of a person who is still capable of experiencing it
. Who needs a loving, stable family unit or, for that matter, procreation in general, when World of Warcraft
just released the long-awaited Ice Elf Orgy Expansion Pack?
Computer Assisted Memory
Computer assisted memory is a recent goal, in that the very idea itself didn't crop up until we started pretty much practicing it anyway. We started uploading family photos to Flickr and burning our home movies to DVD and now that we've pretty much started doing it already, we want to go farther. From the still far-off goal of
silicon enhanced artificial neurons
, to the shaky present-day experiments already underway that simply photograph your days
and archive them in searchable databases - computer assisted memory, in one shape or another, is going to happen.
How This Will Change The World:
What if you could remember everything
? No foreign language would ever get rusty, no keys would ever be lost, no anniversary would ever be forgotten and hastily covered for by purchasing last minute gifts at the gas station. That could all happen with the complete archival of actual memories on an external system. Just imagine it: Terrabytes of storage, and nothing ever forgotten. Wisdom, after all, is little more than the possession of a larger database of memories from which to draw, so picture a world where simply purchasing a new hard drive puts you on par with the Dalai Llama. With an archival memory system, even death wouldn't be the end; your every thought and memory could be accessed by anybody, anywhere, forever. You could have Einstein on a thumb drive to browse through when bored. No genius, artist or visionary would ever be truly lost again.