It's a very peculiar feeling when someone says "you know that <very specific thing> over near <very specific place>" and you know exactly what they're talking about, even though there is no reason why you should. For example, I was reading The Three Body problem and it mentioned a radio telescope south of Ürümqi, and its satellite image came to my head immediately because I had researched it years earlier for a (now defunct) writing project.

Anyway this is probably what memory augmentation would feel like.

Could you imagine someone talking to you and segueing into a discussion about the staircase behind their highschool and you know exactly what they're talking about despite never having been there?

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Imagine the kind of extremely minute conversations you could have if everyone worked off the same set of memories. You could discuss with someone about a misprint in the first run of a book series released in 2003, jumping around in memories, trying to remember when you (them? we?) accidentally selected the wrong spelling correction in MS word

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Speaking of which do y'all remember that misprint in Cryptonomicon that used the word "discreet" instead of "discrete"?

@SuricrasiaOnline This slid directly from "That would be cool" to Ghost in the Shell-esque "What is individuality?"

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this is roughly how things are going with my wife and I after almost a decade together, because we appear borderline psychic at times having nearly context-free conversations between ourselves

(we are looking forward to how weird this will feel in another ten-ish years)

@sydneyfalk @SuricrasiaOnline same, I'll even know when she's about to make a silly noise and make the same/a complementary one. brainsync~

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It's one of those lovely things that happen when you can put lots of time into something; you find all the hidden tricks and end results that people who dismiss it wouldn't find. (I used to be kind of obnoxiously anti-marriage, and now I kinda think it's mutated into something that can actually be pretty good)

We're nine years this December, and NGL, sometimes you can have a connection with a person that changes your life in unimaginable (good) ways. ^_^

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