where biography meets neuroscience, where biography meets nonsense
I wonder how much danelius will exercise his newly acquired right to be forgotten from Google searches....oh the irony for a previous world memory chapion for names and faces! McGregor
How fascinating!! I also see in this link that he loves meeting new people - unusual for someone with his malady...."About the AuthorLocation: Kent, UKAbout Me: Self employed writer and net journalist. I love languages, books and meeting new people."from: http://www.epinions.com/user-danielius/sec_~public_profile_opinion_list/show_~content/pp_~1/pa_~1"Yours in sincerity,Irma FaikePS - bloggers "prove you're not a robot" captchas are making me question my own identity...for the first time ever I have switched to the audio captchas as proved easier than the written ones....I think it might even be easier to memorise 109 points worth of names and faces...Irma
Yes, McGregor, very ironic! It's also very ironic that the memory savant forgot to include so much of his early life history in his autobiographical books that I had enough untold material to write a book of my own about his life. I gather from media coverage of the "right to be forgotten" that like journalism, whether or not it is in the public interest for the info to remain accessible or easily accessible. It is my understanding that nothing will be removed or withdrawn from publication, web pages will just no longer be linked to from Google, and I do wonder whether contentious info will still be linked to by other search engines. If this is so, I think that might in the long run be a good thing for all, as it might break the huge market dominance of Google in the search engine business, as people turn to other search engines for the "full story". Who the hell wants to read the censored version of anything? No me for sure! If I was the kind of person who is happy to read the expurgated half-told story I for sure wouldn't be the author of my ebook about Daniel Tammet.
Irma Faike, please be reassured that you are not the only living and breathing person to fail something like the Turing Test, although I must admit that do have some doubts about your identity. I'm a doubting kind of person. The other day I met a new person, and unusually we seemed to get along very well, with convergent interests and lots of interesting facts and observations to share, but I doubt that our conversation would be judged to be normal in human terms; there was little body language or intonation but lots of genuine facts and sincere concern. After a while I wondered "You're not going to tell me you are autistic, are you?", and then she did. Much as I would like to dismiss the concept of autism as a genuine psychological phenomenon, I do seem to belong amid people who wear or seem to fit that label. Like the brilliant and eccentric inventor of the Turing Test, I don't seem to completely belong among normal humans.
Please note that I have been advised that if you buy the current version of any of my Smashwords ebooks you will be able to download any later editions as well, and I have hopes that I might finish the next edition of my ebook about Tammet some time.......
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