posted on Aug, 23 2012 @ 11:23 AM
reply to post by FanarFanar
That is why our minds only remember important things, and memory only stores information that is repeated. However, we as a species, share data in an
overwhelmingly sophisticated way, with thousands of different linguistics, methods of grammar, ideology's, problem solving techniques. All generally
a different perspective on the same thing, which is the core to the diversity that evolution seeks to emplace on a species ie: Phenotypes, a
repetition of the same thing. Its not necessarily about how much you know, but how well you know, what you do know. For example, a space program,
that utilizes the idea's of vastly different cultures, and technological backgrounds, is way more likely to make a breakthrough then one that simply
utilizes one country.
This "drone like" undiversified globalization of our species, is a step in the wrong direction, standardized testing, and curriculum's are
extremely negative to any species that relies on diversification to further themselves. Especially one's who are not able to store large amounts of
data, since it destroys the main positive side of having small memory "banks". For some one in India, able to learn the idea's of rocket science
for themselves, instead of having the already known idea's forced on them "as the best", they will have a totally different idea of how it should
work. This can thereby increase our chances of developing more sophisticated methods of getting ourselves into space, and it can be utilized in every
single field we know of.
So, to summarize what I am saying, our small memory "bank", can be an advantage if we use it correctly, and unify our species under a system of
educational diversity. Thereby increasing our chances of knowing every side to a problem, and coming up with the best solution to these problems.
One would imagine a species with large memory "banks", is far less likely to accept a radical change in their perception of what life is like. This
is a flaw, even one that we have seen effect our small memory "banks", with our iron grip on ideology's that do us no good.
Contrary to what some may say, smaller is sometimes better.