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I’m wondering about how memory capturing is affecting our memory recollection. Many things I think about that happened to me as a child are around the photographs that my parents took. I can even visualize these photos, protected behind plastic sleeves in a faux wood panel binder and think about the times I was in a wood-paneled room, watching from a wood frame TV. I can remember my cat having an accident on the rug and it looking like chocolate pudding, then I can transported to eating chocolate pudding out of a tin pop top can. With these photos, I can time skip. However, what would my memory have been like if I didn’t have these reminders?

Today, from the moment kids come into the world, we can capture every part of their existence. How much of their recollection will be their own vs a third party capture of themselves?

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