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Physics Is Erasing Your Memory

Thanks to physics, no memory can last forever.

Publish Date: Topic: Physics + MathPhysics & MathBrand: What the Physics?!What the Physics?!
By Greg Kestin

You might store your precious memories in diary passages or in photos backed up on a hard drive. But thanks to physics, no memory can last forever—not in a diary, not in a hard drive, not even in your brain. If you could live forever, you would eventually forget everything. Find out why in this episode of What the Physics?!

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This project/research was supported by grant number FQXi-RFP-1822 from the Foundational Questions Institute and Fetzer Franklin Fund, a donor-advised fund of Silicon Valley Community Foundation.