lost in brain

sometimes I will think.

sometimes I create thought.

I will think of solutions to problems, I will create scenarios, I will develop quotes and I will think of magic.

Now, I would think that the thoughts that my brain generates, it will also retain. Such is not the case. I will devise awesome quotes while I drive or on the subway ride or at a boring event. I even think to myself, “when I get to a computing device, I must blog this wondrous thought and then marvel at my achievement”. Yes, I think that exact thought… in those exact words. Everytime.

But when the moment arrives, when I find myself in front of the qwerty, my brain is blank. It has failed me. My thoughts flow away like tears from my brain. Blank.

It’s odd, these are not thoughts of some other person, not words that were said to me. These are my thoughts, my words, developed in my brain. Where do they go? Why are they lost? How can I get them back?

What I need is a brain recording device. This device would always be listening but not always recording. Recording would be triggered by a thought, or by some keyword thought, like “marvel at my achievement”. Once recording has been triggered, I think, it records. Then it stops recording after the thought has ended. This recording is properly then archived so that it may be retrieved by either date, time, location or subject of thought.

The recording device should be no larger or heavier than an iPod nano, and must be able to play my favourite thought formats. Future versions may include the ability to record the thoughts of other people, but there may be legal issues involved, but it’s best not to get into that in the intial prototype.


I’m going to go… and think.

5 thoughts on “lost in brain”

  1. Sometimes while I’m drifting off to sleep, I compose magnificent music, and I think to myself, “I have to remember this! I HAVE TO REMEMBER THIS!”

    And then I forget!

    But I like the idea of your brain-recording device. I once had a similar idea. Something that records every moment to be used when someone comes up to you and denies something that YOU KNOW happened earlier. Then you can play back that moment and say “AHA! ”


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