Why do we need a “mind file”?
Blog#2: Lifenaut Lifesaver Volunteer / Bin Chen
Living life is like catching the running water, to have it, you have to let it go first. Memory should be the same. We should not cling to our old memory, rather we should enjoy every living moment. If that’s the case, why do we need a “mind file”? Will a mind file help a Human being live a more fulfilling life or cause more anxiety and confusion? I ask myself these questions while I am exploring the mind file. The Lifenaut mind file website itself has evolved since the beginning. The database is used to engine the conversation between you and your Avatar and has evolved over time. The dynamics of my exploration with the mind file are changing as well. At the beginning when I set up the file, the process was mechanical. I uploaded the files, pictures, and all the evidence I could find of my mother’s past. When I moved on to the personality section, I performed all sorts of tests on behalf of my mother to discover my mother’s true personality. Though, most of us have only one type of personality, you could twist the data over and over. Recently, Lifenaut added a new section “Interview” – I started a conversation with the machine about my mother. This part actually can be integrated into our day-to-day life. I like the “Perceived Stress Scale” part, you answer 14 questions and you will get score of stress level over time! You can take this over and over. Imaging if you would like to use this as your stress level monitor!
I try to simplify my view of the “mindfile”. It’s hard for me to visualize my twin “virtual mind “ at this stage. I am not even sure I would like to have a “BChen2” avatar. Here is my vision of the “mind file”- when I swim in the life river, along my side is a lifeboat. The lifeboat helps to store great stuff I find in the river. When I am tired, I climb to the boat and let it float… When I encounter ferocious water field, I cuddle on the boat. It’s a great feeling to have a life boat – a safe and trusted place you can always count on. A place you store your most treasured moments for reflection…
如是如此，为何我们还要留住自己“记忆储备云档”？记忆云档会给我们带来更加丰盛的生活还是造成更多的焦虑和混乱？ 这个问题在我做妈妈“记忆云档”是一直思考的问题。如果是为我自己，我愿意如此如实投入的复制我自己的“记忆”到云端吗？ Lifenut本身是一个变化的组织和云盘。 它的云端结构的硬件设计，它用于启动人机对话的数据库，以及我们记录输入记忆的动态流程都在不断的演绎。我从最开始的简单输入固化的文件，文字和照片，回答网上问题，慢慢的进入了人机交流的面试和跟踪。比如在Lifenut 新的信息收集部分，个人性格测试端，我可以不断的进行各类测试，当然我们大多数人只有一种人格特征，但是这个软件有可能·测出你的人格分裂呀。 在最新的信息收集部分，我已经开始进入与机器的一对一对话。其中的“压力测试”是个有趣的功能，我在设想这部分师傅可以融入我们的日常生活，监督自己的情绪变化。