This is how my thoughts progress:
Infinite storage: The holy grail of mnemonics would be to have a way to create a systematic palace, that logically progresses, each locus being unique, everything continuing in the same fashion. A way to create infinite storage space. Then all you would need to do is store and review things. Some have tried, using things like SEM^3, Dominic Hotel, but they have never worked for me. Having a 1000 object major system(well, really 1352) is nice for this though. 1352 pegs to attach things to. It does get slightly disorienting, when training or something, when you put that object in a locus or attach it to something else, you often can find the information attached to it as well.
It is easy enough to create new palaces, but it does take a while.
In the tv show Sherlock, someone explained that with Mind Palaces, you store an image in a place, and it’s impossible to forget anything, as long as you can find your way back to it. That’s wrong. You forget the images you store in places, even if you know exactly where you placed them. There should be some way to make the images part of the place…
Perhaps create a palace completely out of the things you’re storing in it? Interesting. It would be different from a ‘story’. How would one do this? Hmm. Lets say you are memorizing the table of elements. The place would start of on top of a star(hydrogen), that would be the ‘floor’ and ‘environment’. There would be balloons attached to the ground with strings, floating(helium); small decorations. On some objects that came later, there would be (lithium) batteries laying around. Outside of whatever the structure is(to be decided later) there would be a ill bear(Beryllium) trying to get inside. For Boron, one could have a baby being born somewhere around there(the mother could be another element). Et cetera. Then, you could later connect the other properties of the elements to them with them being ‘mini-palaces’. Hmm. Will explore this idea further in the future.
Sherlock also explored the idea of (after storing EVERYTHING) deleting unimportant stuff, such as that the earth goes around the sun. “What does it matter?!”. This is very interesting to me. I have managed to consciously reprogram myself by memorizing things from sources that I wish to be like. There are a couple people with excellent emotional control, they speak of it, I take notes and memorize them. Then, whenever something happens similar to the situations described, it just jumps into my head. Ie: whenever verbally assaulted, I’m reminded of my notes for this podcast. Things just appear, I don’t even have to look for them. Anyway, one could do something similar if they used Lembran Sar’s technique for memorizing one image for every day(at least). One could ‘‘delete’’ memories that they didn’t want.
Sherlock did this to make space for other things, which makes sense. While we can create new palaces, it’s relatively easier on the mind to just clear a palace or so, and fill it with something else. Sherlock stores ‘everything’ which connects back to the infinite storage. The writers got it wrong, you do forget things, you don’t just have to find your way back to them. It’s pointless to store everything though. Things aren’t that important. Taking succinct notes and memorizing them for everything useful is good though.
Thoughts, comments, ideas, criticisms? Feel free to add in your own musings on mnemonics, novel ideas, et cetera.
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