John Gruber has a great post up on Daring Fireball that really addresses the misconception of “more apps = better”. It’s something I’ve been thinking about too, and talking about with others, as discovery becomes more of a problem with the voluminous amount of software within the store. Until search improves, and the browsing method changes, bragging about having multiple thousands of applications really only helps people who don’t already have iPhones make the decision to buy them. Once you’ve got one, the challenge becomes separating the wheat from the chaff.
So if we only use, what – 10% of our actual brain for living, what else is it for? I like to think that it’s like a big, mushy hard drive, and that all the myriad moments of my life are etched in there, somewhere. Then I like to think that at some point in the future, brain-computer-interface advancements will reach a point where we can actively tap into those furthest reaches of our conscious and sub-conscious mind, to see all those moments again.
I know this is kind of a “pandora’s box” desire, but I’m willing to suffer it. After all, I lived through the stuff once, I can stomach it a second time, right? Perhaps with the distance life’s afforded me from those moments, I can gain a new perspective on them. And just think how awesome it would be to re-live – or even just re-watch – some of the greatest things your life has shown you.
I swear to God, if this happens, I’m going to be ecstatic. Please, PLEASE, science. Make it so.
Oh, and if anyone is going to leave a comment dashing my hopes, be gentle.