In the future (they said) you won’t need to remember anything.
Locally accessible terminals would let you download the information you need, and forget the rest.
Except… the “future” is now. People are willingly uploading their ideas to a vague collective consciousness.
“Join the revolution,” the chorus of voices whisper in the dark. “Give your ideas to us.”
“But what if it’s not safe?” he asks ,squinting into the shadows. “If I lose my ideas, I lose everything.”
“Don’t worry,” the voices reply in unison. “Great storage keeps your thoughts safer than if they were locked in your own mind.”