"Every perception is to some degree an act of creation, and every act of memory is to some degree an act of imagination."

-- Gerald Edelman, Second Nature: Brain Science and Human Knowledge
Memory systems are in their infancy:1 Memory is far more important than people tend to think:Summary and ConclusionHow can we develop transformative tools for thought?2020-10-18Journal1 Memory is far more important than people tend to think: Memory is far more important than people tend to think: It plays a role in nearly every part of cognition, including problem-solving, creative work, and meta-cognition. The flip side is that memory systems themselves want to grow into other types of tools – tools for reading, tools for problem-solving, tools for creating, tools for attention management. That said, we don't yet know what memory systems want to be. To reiterate: memory systems are in their infancy. The mnemonic medium is merely one prototype tool for thought. We also discussed several other ideas, including mnemonic video and executable books. Here are some key takeaways: Continue reading… Index 1 Memory is far more important than people tend to think: Continue reading…