How do I back-up myself?

by Locaha1 min read15th Oct 201319 comments


Personal Blog

Reading a Reddit thread about the experiences of people who woke up after a long coma, got me thinking. If something similar happens to me, I might wake up with a significant portion of my memories gone (not to mention changes of personality). The question is, how do I make sure that the amnesiac future-me will continue to pursue the goals of present-me?

This can be divided into 3 sub-questions:

  1. How to determine what goals are worth transmitting to my future-self?
  2. How to actually transmit those goals?
  3. How to persuade future-self that the goals are worth pursuing?

Any suggestions?

PS. You may ask, why am I focusing on goals? I'll just let agent Smith speak for me.