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Pilgrim

Pilgrim

TOPIC: "Out of Body Storage"

I’ve decided to store all my information outside my body in a storage space I call The Firmament.

I figure it will help me sleep, for one thing. Every night, I can upload everything I’ve thought, seen and done during the day—I think of this as my "Experience Matter"—into my personal space in The Firmament. Along with that will go all the songs, movies, commercial slogans and kindergarten facts that fill up my memory.

Then my brain will be unencumbered as I sleep.

The next day, I can pick and choose the Experience Matter I want to use and ignore the rest. That will save a LOT of space. Like I really don’t need to access the value of pi every day. Later, when somebody figures out that mind waste is starting to pile up and mix in with worthwhile thought, some responsible party can clean it up.

In the meantime, I just hope I don’t forget each morning to retrieve my it’s-time-to-go-to-the-bathroom mechanism or preferences for how to load the dishwasher.

That reminds me how important security is in The Firmament. I mean those are very personal bits of consciousness I don’t want stolen. OR confused with each other. I shudder to think of responding to my most urgent need by placing dessert plates in the top shelf and standing forks with sharp ends down.

I’m a little worried about that, but the idea of being unburdened of too much information is my overriding concern.

That should add some years to my life expectancy, even though I may not be aware of WHAT TO EXPECT if I’ve left most of my life in The Firmament.

Okay, so there are a few bugs to work out. But I recommend it. I think we should all put our matters in The Firmament. It’s the future and that’s where I’m at. Just don’t go stealing my stuff.

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