CNN has an article talking about the sca…

CNN has an article talking about the scary problems with new technology, in particular with trying to use computers to replace memory. Sure, we have the technology to record everything we do all day, every day, for years. But should we?

The answer that the article doesn’t say is “No. Duh.”

However, old friend Douglas Hofstadter is eager to fill that void:

Being able to compress a lot of experiences and summarize them well is part of the very nature of human intelligence, said Douglas Hofstadter, professor of cognitive science at Indiana University, Bloomington, and author of “Godel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid.”

“It’s about finding the essence of things,” he said. “It’s not about restoring everything. It’s about reducing things in complexity until they’re manageable and understandable.”

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