Review: Moonwalking with Einstein – Joshua Foer

What’s the capacity of our memories? What does it mean to have outsourced our memory to technology? In Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, Joshua Foer explores the niche competition of the USA Memory Championship, human memory, and the lost art of remembering. Reporting on the Championship, Foer becomes obsessed with what he witnesses and takes up with Ed Cooke, a Grandmaster of Memory, who tells Foer he can train him to win the Championship within a year.
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