In today’s episode of Future Rising we consider how memory is vital to connecting past effects with future causes, and how as a result it is essential to our ability to build a better future.
One of the stories mentioned in this episode is that of British musician Clive Wearing. You can read more about Wearing and how his memory loss profoundly affected his life in this quite compelling piece by Oliver Sachs: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2007/09/24/the-abyss
For more on the book Future Rising: A Journey from the Past to the Edge of Tomorrow, check out http://futurerisingbook.com
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Professor Andrew Maynard