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Thursday, October 21, 2004

The Economics of Perfect Memory

The Post asks: Is Every Memory Worth Keeping? The focus of the article isn't about perfect memory - but that's the logical end result of the kinds of tech the article discusses. Perfect memory - or perfect-enough memory (ie, limited resolution etc) will be a thing of the near future.

The constraint won't be the cost of storage (which is the way we think about it today) - in fact, I like this this article because it points out that the constraint will be search, which might be costly for mechanistic reasons (ie, our perfect-memory search engines suck), or cognitive reasons (some memories are emotionally painful).

-- umair // 5:54 PM // 0 comments


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