Sci-Fi Pipe Dream or Plausible?: Either Way, Notes On More Big Thinking From Elon Musk

It may seem like I write a lot about Elon, but I recently learned something I had to comment on.

It sounds significantly like science fiction (and likely is) but Elon believes people may eventually be able to download their memories & personalities into androids, according to a post I read earlier.

Kudos to him for MORE big thinking, as he’s famed for, outlandish as this particular idea sounds.


Your Memories: Fact or Fiction?

Our minds are not camcorders, and our recall (even in the healthiest of people) isn’t always as reliable as a lot of people think. As time passes, details, or even sometimes entire episodes, can be forgotten. A simple example I’ve used before in my writing online is the mundane one of forgetting where you left your keys.

I’ve always found it interesting that the brain sometimes even straight up FABRICATES “memories” and rarely do most people question their authenticity. I wrote before once on a blog about a “memory” I used to swear was real, of me going to a red headed woman’s funeral when I was very young.

I later found out that this “memory” wasn’t true.

My advice, while the brain is a great thing, it’s important to realize it’s limits & take those into account. Seek out secondary corroboration of memories whenever possible and as necessary.

Disability & Bullying

When I was a young boy, I rode a bus with other disabled children for years. Seeing the severity of some of their impairments made me grateful mine wasn’t worse. I will always be grateful for that. Beyond the struggles of the disabilities themselves though, there was also the bullying.

What possesses someone to bully a person over a DISABILITY is beyond me.