Why do you think our memory system is designed this way?

Why do you think our memory system is designed this way? What are the advantages to being so forgetful and open to environmental influences? On the other hand, what would be the advantages and disadvantages of a system where you remembered everything perfectly?

If you could choose your own memory system design, which one would you choose? One that remembered everything, or one that remembered most things even though some of the things you “remember” may not be as they were, or perhaps never even happened at all.

Perhaps more importantly, is there anything you can do about it?

Why is memory so important to what it means to be a human being?
Memory has a fundamental role in life, reflecting the past as the past, and offering the possibility of reusing all past and present experiences, as well as helping to ensure continuity between what was and what was going to be.
How does memory impact society?
Our memories influence how we perceive the world around us, respond to new situations, perceive ourselves, and interact with others. Over our lives, we accumulate many different types of memories, from everyday routines to facts, subconscious behaviors, and even emotional patterns.


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