I was talking today with a friend about how amazing muscles are. Strange subject usually, but this friend does deep tissue work on me to help with my carpal tunnel. We talk about such things usually as we meander from television to work to movies. You cover quite a bit of subject matter over the course of an hour. The guy is really part physical therapist and part psychological, but that is not my purpose to taking up your time tonight. Tonight I am talking about muscles.
I can type with my eyes closed. I assume most of you can, but I have no idea what letter is where on the keyboard. I could not even begin to tell you even now as I type this where that “E” was on the keyboard. My typing is 100% pure muscle memory. I used to play online games where typing speed usually meant the difference between life and death so I had to type fast. Pure repetition taught me to type and not keyboard awareness. That amazes me.
No matter how fast computers get, they will never be able to compete with the human body- not mind, but body. Think about how many tasks the body performs at any given second and all without lag. My computer cannot check email and play MP3s at the same time without slowing down to the pace of a stoned snail who’s lost. That amazes me.
The mind is the CPU certainly, but the body has its own memories I believe. Think of the stories of people who receive heart transplants and end up with some of the donor’s memories or tastes. If that doesn’t prove memories are full body experiences nothing does. That amazes me.
Blogging is a weird beast. The above thoughts are pointless ramblings of a bored mind, yet I somehow felt compelled to post them on the internet. Now, years after I die years from now, it shall forever be immortalized that on Wednesday, April 11, 2007 I, Brad AKA Kanrei was, in fact, bored and rambling to a virtual audience. That amazes me.
I actually posted this even after the above paragraph. That amazes me too.