going along with this post, the memory palace (aka method of loci) is very cool. as a non-memory aside, i have used something like
it before, but for creative purposes + strengthening of imaginative power, as opposed to memory purposes. i learned said technique - essentially creating an imagined mental room, and actively working on imagining it, so as to give yourself a range of freedom & agency in imagination, akin to lucid dreaming - from my brother, who uses it for both artistic and mnemonic purposes. i haven't explored the memory side, but he has demonstrated that he's able to use it to store an incredible amount of data. interestingly, this is generally abstract knowledge; his memory for actual life events is fairly soykaf.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Method_of_loci>>998
the outcome was different than i was expecting; the methods sounded so promising. also, the namecalling is not very lainlike. let's all love.
i think society as a whole is increasingly outsourcing memory to various exocortices, and there's little than can be done to help that. i do believe that's inherently a bad thing, but at the same time, it seems to be an issue that is rectified as transhumanism develops further.
in terms of an individual approach to memory, i think - and i'm just speculating, since my memory is fairly shot due to lifelong unkindness to my brain - that the best that you can do is practice memory techniques.
i'm quite interested in the concept of a tulpa (not in a furry/-kin/tumblr way, but in the 'creation of sentience' sense), and attempted to create one. however, this did not go far for a few reasons. namely, i was doing so in an attempt to revive my dead father, and i realized that, in addition to this being a difficult muck of grief to transverse, i didn't know him well enough to really do so. (rip me)
i also chickened out, because as much as i would be absolutely fascinated by creating some sort of sentient entity that resided in whatever the hell consciousness is, i'm not sure i'm prepared to live with the effects.
i have heard - outside of tumblr attentionpostng - that creating a tulpa is a very possible thing. i've considered creating some sort of abstract mental representation that would map out to the actual scheme within my consciousness (ie, some sort of library or data center, with books or files representing mental data.) i envisioned some sort of subservient golem that would be an agent of my will there. i imagine creating a golem would be easy, but again, the fear of creating/partitioning sentience is a little too risky for my tastes.