As reported in Wired this past week, the World Technology Evaluation Center has released its report on brain-computer interfaces, which mentions researchers’ attempts a couple of years ago to replace memory-related portions of rats’ brains with memory chips.
I posit that instead we replace memory with teenage rock & roll confusion and rave out. Which, as countless movies (the Matrix, Strange Days, et & c) have shown us is our ultimate imaginary goal, we will soon enough.
Imagine it- so long as our resources hold out and we can maintain our level of industrial production and planned obsolescence, we’ll be lifestyle-modded on the RAM-chip level, much like cars can have their performance tweaked by hacking the onboard chipset. We’re seeing the onset of the obsolescence of culture and human narrative continuity.