Can we determine how much information a human being is physically capable of recalling??? Is there any way to determine (theoretically, if not experimentally) whether different human beings have different capacities for storing memories?
I remember a thread a while back where someone counted (or estimated) the total amount of neural connections in the brain and calculated that we are able to store roughly 1000 years worth of memories. How the hell did he/she do that - and does any calculation such as this have any real basis or determine anything useful?
Also, if we are working on a time basis, how does one account for different levels of information? For example, in my 50 years of life I may have to learn a hell of a lot more than you do in your 50 years, so therefore where does that put us in terms of memory capacity?
And why do some people (notably people like cardcounters, but more specifically people who can memorise great passages+volumes of books with one quick read and can recite them for years afterwards) have better recall than others?
I’m worried about having to learn a lot of new things about the business world as well as scientific information that will be useful to me. I suppose I’m wondering whether remembering these will be a problem, and the limits of my memory. I wonder whether this will be a problem in my (overestimated) life span of 200 years.