When they eventually can record our memories, transfer our consciousness to digital, is it going to be what we saw, or what we thought we saw?
Play it again, HAL
So when I play back the moment I swore I put my keys in my jacket pocket, are the keys going to be in the pocket, or will they be on the counter, where I actually left them? Even though I swear up and down, I dropped them into my pocket like always. When the foreign guy was trying to give you the directions you couldn’t follow, are you going to remember what he actually said, or are you going to recall jibberish? Are you going to be able to use Cybershop filters to clean it up and refocus through your own perception, like out-of-focus or under-exposed photos?
End User License Agreement
And not just what we saw, heard, smelled, touched, but what about what we thought, or felt? Would it be possible for CyberCorp to do with our thoughts, what OK Google does with our recorded voices? Is it going to be like Ancestry.com where they’ll analyze your DNA for you, as long as you agree to forfeit any legal right of ownership of the analysis and your DNA code? What if those thought recordings could be used against you as evidence in court? Or by the media to judge you. Or hacked, not just to get your passwords, but to uncover your deepest darkest secrets and fears, stored as a cybernetic mp6 file. What would you be willing to do to keep those raw unrated moments from going viral on Synaptigram or Cyberbook?