What do you want to remember?
We record everything. But if you’re anything like me, you’re a bit overwhelmed with everything. It’s difficult to remember the highlights. Or where they were stored. Or how to find them again. We’re all becoming hoarders of memories, piling them up in cardboard boxes with no plan on how to ever retrieve them again, much less get to the kitchen.
We need an anti-social network that only records the things we personally want to remember. One that has no sharing. One that isn’t viral. One that doesn’t get over-hyped or over-funded. Someone should build that.
I like remember.com. It’s close.
The moment you share something you curate it a bit for the audience, and censor a bit of your actual experience out. As a result, you only “remember” a fragment of the real experience.
Where do we store the non-curated stuff?
In our brains? In our photos? In our journals? How do we review our best memories? How do we make sure they stay true to reality? How do we make sure we don’t lose them or change them? How do we make sure we can get them back, and that they don’t just get stored in the hopes that some late 21st century biographer has the budget to go through it all after we die.
Our memories are not designed to be accurate. What technologies are helping us keep them accurate, alive, and real?