Episode 166

Total Recall (Ted Chiang's "The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling")

June 18th, 2019

1 hr 49 mins 14 secs

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About this Episode

Memory is highly selective and often inaccurate. But what if we had an easily searchable video record of all our experiences and interactions? How would that affect our relationships? What would it reveal about our characters and our sense of who we are? Is there a kind of truth that can’t be determined by perfect objectivity? David and Tamler dive deep into Ted Chiang’s amazingly rich and poignant short story “The Truth of Fact, the Truth of Feeling” which explores how new technologies shape individual and group identities.

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