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Epistemology and Memory Implants

Postby Mackerni » Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:42 pm

I think it is safe that in my lifetime they'll be able to implant memories in your head, thereby retaining knowledge that was never learned. Imagine if you could know the entire Bible in seconds without having to read it. Theoretically they could do something that would transpose a memory of reading the whole thing. Something like this could revolutionize education. Someone could learn an curriculum in a matter of seconds. Things like folders, notebooks, and pencils would be obsolete. Childhood would be geared more towards social interaction and discovery.

But then there is the issue of epistemology. If someone had a memory implant of reading a book ten times, so they know it be heart, do they really know it? Can knowledge only exist as a true experience, or can artificial means be a way to do it as well? A perfect example of this is the rise of audiobooks. If you listen to audiobooks, they can give you the same knowledge that the book can give you but in vocal format. But, if you listen to an audiobook and drift off to sleep, you really aren't learning anything. You must listen to the audiobook to give it weight. And then there is the issue of reading and listening along at the same time, but drifting away with other thoughts. This happens to be all the time. I figure, "I'll use the book AND audiobook to remember things better!" Then I start to do so and my mind drifts, and only about half of my attention is on the book. Did I really remember anything? And if your brain can only store a finite amount of information, would brain implants be harmful to the individual? (This sounds like an episode of Black Mirror.)
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Re: Epistemology and Memory Implants

Postby James S Saint » Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:02 pm

New information must be assimilated. During assimilation, the relevance of the information to existing concerns and priorities is considered and stored in terms of PHT, Perception of Hope and/or Threat. If such assimilation is also implanted, the person is not merely updated with information but programmed such as to behave as required. And in that case, you are talking about transforming people into programmed drones. And yes, such a practice is already heavily in use.
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Re: Epistemology and Memory Implants

Postby Mackerni » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:19 pm

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We're getting there, but we're not quite there yet.
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Re: Epistemology and Memory Implants

Postby James S Saint » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:21 pm

Resistance is futile. :evilfun:
Clarify, Verify, Instill, and Reinforce the Perception of Hopes and Threats unto Anentropic Harmony :)
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From THIS age of sleep, Homo-sapien shall never awake.

The Wise gather together to help one another in EVERY aspect of living.

You are always more insecure than you think, just not by what you think.
The only absolute certainty is formed by the absolute lack of alternatives.
It is not merely "do what works", but "to accomplish what purpose in what time frame at what cost".
As long as the authority is secretive, the population will be subjugated.

Amid the lack of certainty, put faith in the wiser to believe.
Devil's Motto: Make it look good, safe, innocent, and wise.. until it is too late to choose otherwise.

The Real God ≡ The reason/cause for the Universe being what it is = "The situation cannot be what it is and also remain as it is".
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