Monday, February 4, 2013
Group 2 Case 6
Today's case was focussed on the topic of memory mapping technology. The author puzzles over the idea of a perfect memory and whether or not it should be sought after. McGee quotes several authors on their opinions of memory and its effects on the human experience. The majority of this case seems to be McGee's opinion of the process of applying technology to the mind. I found this to be disappointing because I hoping to learn more about this technology.
Personally I think that the combination of computer technology and the human mind is extremely exciting and I hope that I get to experience it soon. In my experience technological advances have improved my life and my educational progress. Being able to access information quickly, through the internet, has made my work more productive. I can only imagine that having access to my own memories and possibly other information will benefit me greatly.
Our group discussion in class focussed on what effect technology in your mind would have on you. Cas was interested in whether having a technological mind might effect a person's artistic side. Nick commented that the mind can only process so much information at once, so could this technology be overwhelming. I was curious as to whether or not you would be able to access this while you were asleep. If so, would this change human existence? Could future generations be productive while they sleep?
The logistics of this technology was also in question. People were curious about the form this idea might take. Would there be something installed in the mind or would the mind itself be the equipment.