Re: Recovered Memories

Scott Badger (
Mon, 26 Apr 1999 22:46:53 -0500

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> > (2) Would uploading likely remove all the blocked pathways and enable
> > complete access?
> No. Uploading would not change the neural net of the brain, and the
> blocks are "software problems" (problems with retrieval dynamics, bad
> indexing, mis-associations etc). But interfacing and modulating the
> brain becomes much simpler, of course. I would expect a fast rate of
> innovation once people start to upload themselves.

So it sounds like even the most sophisticated technology will never allow me to replay a clear and accurate memory of some playground incident when I was 7 years old. Are you saying this is not only because of software/retrievel problems, but also because the information/database itself is corrupted?

Too bad. It would be great if a much more complete and accurate recall of my past could be accomplished.

Thanks Anders,