Monday, April 29, 2013

A-Z April Challenge Y is for Memory Bytes

24,026.  That’s how many yesterday’s I have lived.  That is 34,597,440 minutes.

I wonder what it would be like to remember every minute of all of my yesterday’s.

Is every one of my yesterday memories stored somewhere in my brain?

I wonder what it would be like, if it were possible, to have my memory dumped right before my final shutdown.

How many flash drives would be needed to store all of my yesterday memories?  Would there be gigabytes, terabytes, or maybe even petabytes worth of data?*

Can my yesterday's memories be restored vividly crisp and relevant?  Or will these copies be dulled by short circuited minutes of needless fretful worry and mindless clutter?

I wonder if I would be okay with having others wander through my yesterday memories after I am but a faded yesterday memory.

*Processor or Virtual Storage

Disk Storage

· 1 Bit = Binary Digit
· 8 Bits = 1 Byte
· 1024 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte
· 1024 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte
· 1024 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte
· 1024 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte
· 1024 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte
· 1024 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte
· 1024 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte
· 1024 Zettabytes = 1 Yottabyte
· 1024 Yottabytes = 1 Brontobyte
· 1024 Brontobytes = 1 Geopbyte
· 1 Bit = Binary Digit
· 8 Bits = 1 Byte
· 1000 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte
· 1000 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte
· 1000 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte
· 1000 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte
· 1000 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte
· 1000 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte
· 1000 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte
· 1000 Zettabytes = 1 Yottabyte
· 1000 Yottabytes = 1 Brontobyte
· 1000 Brontobytes = 1 Geopbyte 

I am participating in the A-Z April Challenge.
Today’s letter is Y for Yesterday’s memory bytes.


  1. Mine will be stored in the cloud...I'll be floating around with the angels!

  2. If it did work like that, where our memories were stored so vividly, I would probably spend all my time in front of the computer watching the good parts of the past. And doing nothing else. Nana mentioned the cloud---I haven't even figured that one out yet. Not the real ones, the computer ones. LOL

    1. So many of my memories have blurred with time. I would like to be able to recall some of the good times, especially when the kids were young.

  3. For the most part, I like what Chad and Jeremy said: "But that was yesterday, and yesterday's gone..."

    1. Chad and Jeremy were right, but sometimes I wish I could at least remember a few more of the details.

  4. There's a guy at a university somewhere who's trying to upload his life. And his graduate students are doing the same thing. They wear these cameras that take pictures every couple seconds, and they upload these things to a computer somewhere.

    All I thought as I watched that was, NO. I'd rather keep my memories to myself.

    1. Well that does seem a bit extreme, but kinda cool too. Maybe a day in the “life of…” might be all I could tolerate, though.

  5. Very interesting! I'd be all for it as long as we could only remember the good parts :)

    1. The good parts and the sweet parts and the tender parts and the funny things the kids said parts.