…time that is…so much to do and never enough time to do it all. This is something I’ve struggled with as long as I can remember. Between work, side work, things around the house, other miscellaneous daily/weekly obligations, taking time to rest(something I try to find more time for the older I get,) favors for friends and family, and the list goes on. What was I thinking when I started this site??? Surely I must be a bit off mentally.
At any rate I hope this post finds you and yours doing well.
I’m presently multi tasking…doing a little data recovery(side work) while working on this post. Currently looking at a screen with the following.
WARNING: Can’t Read Sector at…blah blah blah, lost data!!!
I hate to say it but I feel like this myself…CRS(Can’t Remember Shit.) Not everyday but more and more as time passes. Reminds me of an episode on National Geographic’s Year Million ( http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/year-million/ ) regarding AI and possible future technologies. They have some pretty far fetched ideas in regards to being able to eventually(when our bodies are no longer viable) being able to ‘upload’ our memories/being/consciousness so that they continue on after our physical bodies are no more.
I have mixed feelings about this as I cannot imagine that there will ever be any way to transfer one’s consciousness/being from a living body to an inanimate object(supercomputer or whatever.)
On the other hand I have to admit I’m selfish…as time passes so do friends and family an unfortunate truth of our existence and I have a very difficult time with this and have wrestled with it since loss first visited me in my much younger years. Tech such as this could potentially alleviate or even solve that problem for me.
Memories on the other hand I can see that maybe being a possibility…if they figure out the interconnect to access and ‘download’ our memories I’d imagine they’d be like home movies that could be accessed just like any other digital video file.
I know with advances in AI and neural networks things may change but presently someone has to write code for both to work or even exist. On the show they also discuss the point where AI becomes self aware(technological singularity.) Again something hard for me to grasp but I do suppose that the AI could start writing it’s own code. I still however just cannot fathom any technology that is ‘self aware’ would be anything like our unique state of being.
We’re flawed, our memories fail, and our bodies have an expiration date…all by design. This carries over to technology as well so you have to keep that in mind…just like this hard drive I’m pulling data from…it’s memory is failing and it’s ‘body’ will soon expire.