Must-Read: “My mental power is with me here, and my machines and my minions are not far off!” It is sobering to recognize that I am right now at Peak Wisdom. In the future more of my energy needs to be devoted reminding myself of things I know that are true than in the past and to forgetting things I learn are false than in the past. In the future less of my energy can be devoted to learning new things than in the past

Mattan Griffel: How to Never Forget Anything Ever Again: “In a paper on gradual-interval recall published by Paul Pimsleur in 1967…

…he hypothesizes the following intervals: 5 seconds, 25 seconds, 2 minutes, 10 minutes, 1 hour, 5 hours, 1 day, 5 days, 25 days, 4 months, and 2 years…. One of the cool side-effects of this is that you can take a large set of facts (e.g. the 1000 most commonly used words in the French language) and introduce them in batches slowly (e.g. 10 per day). That way you only have to review each word every few months in order to remember them all indefinitely. (The flip-side of this is: it doesn’t matter how awesome your teachers or your school was, if you don’t review each fact you learned at least every few years, you will forget them)…