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Brain Squirrel Technology™

Knowledge revisited.
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Ever had a moment when you know deep down you know the answer to something, maybe it's on the tip of your tongue, but you can't say it/remember it? Or maybe you and a friend are talking and all of a sudden you tell something you didn't know you remembered....With Brain Squirrel Technology™, you can find those ideas once lost and even trace the path of the knowledge to the exact point of discovery via a mental "squirreling" device (i.e. neuron pattern stimulation, implanted device, ?)
kittybot, Aug 08 2002


       "How does it work?"   

       (tick tock tick tock...)
waugsqueke, Aug 08 2002

       I note that scientists recently reported attaching brain cells directly to microchips. I forget the rest. (Desperately in need of said memory upgrade.)
DrCurry, Aug 08 2002

       WIll persons who receive this upgrade then also have the urge to randomly dart out in front of cars?
Mr Burns, Aug 08 2002

       The ability to climb trees and jump between branches rapidly would be helpful.
PeterSilly, Aug 08 2002

       I'm voting 'Yay' on this, though I have no idea why. I suspect it would be absolutely impossible, but I love the title.
angel, Aug 08 2002

       Does this have something to do with the Vatican drive to decrease costs with nunotechnology and microchipmonks?
FarmerJohn, Aug 08 2002

       Perilously WIBNIc, but I can't bring myself to mfd anything called Brain Squirrel Technology.   

       Surely the Brain Squirrel Tech would be best at storage; for data-mining and quick, efficient retrieval, I think maybe you'd want some Fact Ferret Software.
Guy Fox, Aug 08 2002

       it amazes me how well marketing works. With a bland title this would be MFD'd instantly.
rbl, Aug 08 2002

       rbl: it was anyway, actually.
DrCurry, Aug 08 2002

       hey, [DrCurry], I took it back, I was just bitter then.
BinaryCookies, Aug 08 2002

       Implant a chip in your brain? Huh? No. No. No. No. There are hundreds of reasons why that would suck, if I could only remember what they are...
polartomato, Aug 10 2002

       Once the brain squirrel was developed, I imagine there'd be all kinds of applications, like remembering or reliving all of the details to some wonderful event in your life, choosing to have some sort of 'current thought bookmark,' so then you could reprogram yourself to the way you thought about things beforehand to find out why you thought the way you did, etc. The list of possibilities is endless. Add a net interface and you have instant Borg society, not only of current thoughts but of memories as well.
RayfordSteele, Aug 10 2002

       Yeah, i think there would be obvious side effects to implanting ANYTHING into your brain, but damn. the possibilities. (Polartomato). I like to fantasize, what can i say. Besides, <Rayfordsteele> is right, despite the obvious inclination toward Borghood.
kittybot, Aug 10 2002

       Current incarnation of this technology; have a small squirrel sitting on your shoulder with a mini filing-cabinet backpack, notebook at the ready.
kaz, Aug 10 2002

       I would be well pleased with the 'tail' end of the idea. Sutle movements reflecting thought and intention obvious only to other implanted squirrely's. I am assuming a tail comes with the package. No?   

       I've often refered to the 'old bittie' librarians residing in my skull. "Go retrieve these thoughts here that I am struggling to find. Do it Now!!!! or I shall bury you!!!!"
rubyissues2, Aug 11 2002

       By applying the right voltage to the long term memory area in your brain, you can trigger instant memory recall. It has been tested during some brain surgery but the experiment can't go any further without doing it on live human. Once again, we go back to the problem that each individual brain store information differently. There is no scientific way that control how to turn short term memory into long term memory and define where it will be stored.
bing, Aug 14 2002

thecat, Jul 07 2003

       cool title. croissant!
Jezzie, Jul 08 2003

       unfortunately, despite the apparent cleverness of the squirrel, I'm lead to believe that they might not have such clever minds after all.   

       There are theories as to how the squirrel finds buried nuts : does he remember where he put them, does he smell them out maybe?   

       Another theory is that the squirrel thinks "If I was a squirrel, where would I bury them"? He doesn't so much as remember, as predict.
jonthegeologist, Jul 08 2003

       I would imagine that the necessary 'file indexing' would cause an extreme case of schizophrenia; flashing a deluge of completely disjointed thoughts up at once with nothing natural to trigger them sounds the makings of a mental meltdown. Or a certain website...
RayfordSteele, Jul 08 2003

       does said technology come with a bushy tail appendage?
benlevi7, Sep 03 2003


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