[-empyre-] forgetting, oblivion

sdv at krokodile.co.uk sdv at krokodile.co.uk
Wed Nov 7 06:49:45 EST 2007

Almost sorry to interject but can anyone remind me of  any of the 
science fiction stories that deal with the externalization of memory ?

I can remember an early  Brian Aldiss story but .... ?

John Hopkins wrote:

> I occasionally threaten my students that I will require one bit of 
> work -- that they memorize the contents of their mobile phones...
> externalization of memory -- essentially a process of putting organic 
> memory into a very rigid framework of reduced impression.  That 
> framework is generated by the techno-social system which consequently 
> filters the memory into what vessels that techno-social system values.
> A thought voice-spoken into the ear is released only for a moment from 
> embodied presence as the sonic energy passes from the Self to the 
> Other.  In the Other it manifests for ever as a changed energy state 
> of be-ing.
> JH
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