vita longa, memoria brevis

Anton Sherwood (
Mon, 28 Jul 1997 19:16:51 -0700

Andrea Gallagher muses--
> [...] If we fix Alzheimer's, what are the reasons to think that
> long-term memory is more limited for 140 year olds than for 40 year olds?
> If this really is a problem, maybe it's a use for those life-recordings,
> no? It would suck if you lost all the experiences that happened between
> childhood and when you get uploaded.

A matter of taste. My memory for events (and people) is iffy,
and was iffy before I turned twenty. It doesn't bother me much.
Losing skills would suck bigtime, but skills seem to be stored
in a more robust format.

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