Google Your Mind

If you are a human being with a functioning brain, you have undoubtedly been frustrated at some points by the limitations in your memory. The NYTimes Magazine speculates about the future of human memory-enhancement – using memory chips and “neural prosthetics” to improve brain functioning:

However difficult the practicalities, there’s no reason in principle why a future generation of neural prostheticists couldn’t pick up where nature left off, incorporating Google-like master maps into neural implants. This in turn would allow us to search our own memories — not just those on the Web — with something like the efficiency and reliability of a computer search engine.

Ahh! The future! Well, cramming for exams would be the least of our worries with this kind of technology, which is probably nowhere near fruition anyway.

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