Your Life Is About To Become Endlessly Enjoyable

Jonathan Morris Schwartz
8 min readApr 20, 2022

And all you got to do is surrender your consciousness to something smarter, faster, and more reliable than yourself — your computer

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Our brain feeds us memories, but who’s feeding our brains?

We access the memories in our brain the way Google’s search bar allows us to retrieve the “memories” of the whole world—a multilayered, multi-tasking, phenomenon that I contend will ultimately replace our consciousness

The route to consciousness lies in the way we access our memories. The way we search our brains like our computer’s search engines and expect our brains to “cough up” what we’re looking for. Our thoughts jump around from mundane stuff like what to wear or eat, to complex, philosophical thoughts like what is the meaning of life itself. Regardless there is some kind of process, an organizing construct that files our memories and allows us to retrieve them, typically by simply “thinking” about the information we wish to retrieve.

For example, you open your eyes at 7 am and decide to take a bath. While soaking in the tub, your mind wanders….can I make it to work today…..then your mind shifts to your monthly bills….then suddenly you’re imagining yourself taking a cruise or having sex with someone you have a crush on….then you close your eyes and try to make your mind go blank. Then you try to stitch or organize these chaotic, disparate thoughts together but have no way of knowing why many of your thoughts popped up in your mind in the first place.

As you’re muscles relax from the hot flowing water, you may fantasize about getting a promotion or opening up your own business, or whether the new toothpaste is really whitening your teeth properly. All this information your brain is accessing is stored there like a computer’s hard drive and is retrieved through a seemingly random process, like a disorganized “thought salad.”

It’s very much like the process of when we sit down at our computers. We don’t always know what we’re going to type into the search bar, or whether we’re going to hypnotize ourselves by escaping into a world of TikTok or Instagram—where several hours can pass, yet feel more like only a few minutes.

Jonathan Morris Schwartz

Jonathan Morris Schwartz is a speech language pathologist living in Ocala, Florida writing about love, politics, philosophy, and consciousness.